Harlem Quartet has moved rapidly forward since its 2006 Carnegie Hall debut, touring worldwide. Departing from the classical string quartet, it embraces jazz, Latin, and contemporary works, particularly by minority composers. The quartet has collaborated with a wide range of musicians including Chick Corea, Misha Dichter, and Carter Brey. Its members are violinist Ilmar Gavilan of Havana, American violinist Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador of Puerto Rico, and American cellist Felix Umansky. At the Bing, the quartet will perform works by Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Strayhorn, Wynton Marsalis, and more.
Jean R. Perrault
"Exodus" String Quartet
William Grant Still
Molto Adagio: "Lyric for Strings," from String Quartet No. 1
At the Octaroon Balls
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie
A Night in Tunisia (arr. Dave Glenn and Harlem Quartet)