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From Harlem to Havana: Harlem Quartet
Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aldo López-Gavilán: Epílogo
Antônio Carlos Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema
Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia
Frank Churchill: Someday My Prince Will Come
Aldo López-Gavilán: Viernes de Ciudad
Billy Strayhorn: Take the A Train
Joaquín Turina: La Oración del torero
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27
The Harlem Quartet (Ilmar Gavilán, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello); Aldo López-Gavilán, piano and guest composer
The members of Harlem Quartet hail from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the American Midwest, but they call Harlem – with its spectacular diversity and rich artistic history — home. They are dedicated to advancing diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire. Cuban piano prodigy Aldo López-Gavilán, brother of Harlem Quartet’s Ilmar Gavilán, is known for his mastery of both classical piano repertoire and the Afro-Cuban jazz tradition. His performances with Harlem Quartet offer a dynamic mix of classical repertoire, jazz standards and López-Gavilán’s own compositions.
“bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent” — Cincinnati Enquirer on Harlem Quartet
“Simply a genius, a star.” — Chucho Valdés on Aldo López-Gavilán