What defines the Harlem Quartet? Superb musicianship, a genre-bending repertoire, and performances that audiences describe as pure delight. Founded with a mission to advance diversity in classical music and engage new audiences with works by minority composers, this versatile ensemble easily transitions from classical music to jazzier fare. Its virtuosity and range are on full display in this program of works by Mozart, William Bolcom, jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, Latin American composers Rafael Hernández Marín and Abelardo Valdés, and a grand finale by contemporary music giant Osvaldo Golijov featuring the Shanghai Quartet and jazz bassist John Patitucci.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
String Quartet no. 17 in B-flat Major, K.458 "The Hunt"
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917 – 1993)
A Night in Tunisia
Rafael Hernández Marín (1892 – 1965)
Abelardo Valdés (1911 – 1958)
William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Three Rags for String Quartet
Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
with the Shanghai Quartet and John Patitucci, bass