Since its public debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the Harlem Quartet has thrilled audiences and students throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Highlights of Harlem Quartet’s 2022-2023 season include a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with pianist Joseph Kalichstein; a collaboration with the Catalyst Quartet at the Chamber Music Society of Detroit; engagements with Carnegie Hall Citywide and the Morgan Library in New York City. The Harlem Quartet features artists Ilmar Gavilán, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello.
The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by composers of color. Passion for this work has made the quartet a leading ensemble in both educational and community engagement activities. It began a multi-year residency with London’s Royal College of Music in 2018. From 2015 to 2020 it led an annual workshop at Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut. In 2021 it began two other institutional affiliations: as the inaugural Grissom Artist in Residence at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and as Quartet in Residence at Montclair State University in northeastern New Jersey.
The concert will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on April 28 at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the courtyard. To purchase tickets visit https://ameliachambermusic.org/role-member/harlem-string-quartet/