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Music in the Galleries: Harlem Quartet

Dec 12, 2021

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Enjoy live music as you wander the galleries with performances by the Harlem Quartet at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The performances are included with Museum admission.


About the Harlem Quartet



  • Ilmar Gavilán, violin

  • Melissa White, violin

  • Jaime Amador, viola

  • Felix Umansky, cello


The New York-based Harlem Quartet, currently quartet-in-residence at London’s Royal College of Music, advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in between. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dichter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. The quartet also collaborated with jazz masters Chick Corea and Gary Burton on the album Hot House, a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winning release.


On Monday, December 13, the Harlem Quartet will be performing on Friends of Chamber Music’s Chamber Series at Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts.

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