Harlem Quartet’s return to San Diego with concert tonight

ArtPower favorites Harlem Quartet returns to San Diego after their rave performances in 2016.

The musicians—Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White; violist Jaime Amador; and cellist Felix Umansky—brings its unique programming to the ArtPower stage, which includes Cuban-inspired Cuarteto en Guaguancó by Guido Gavilan and an arrangement of The Girl from Ipanema.

Known to mix classical masterpieces with jazz works, Harlem Quartet is often raved for their unique programming. Their ArtPower performance on April 13 is not any different. Presenting works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Webern, alongside an arrangement of The Girl from Ipanema and Cuarteto en Guaguancó by Guido Gavilan, featuring a subgenre of Cuban rumba, the quartet showcase their passion in diversity in classical music through repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

Praised for its “panache” by the New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” the Harlem Quartet consists of violinists Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White; violist Jaime Amador; and cellist Felix Umansky.

This concert is part of ArtPower’s chamber music series and takes place at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego on Friday, April 13 at 8 pm, with a pre-performance ArtTalk at 7 p.m. at The Loft with the musicians. Tickets are $45–59 and can be purchased online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by phone at 858.534.TIXS (8497). More information can be found at: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/harlem-quartet/

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