The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Harlem Quartet. Artists-in-residence at London’s Royal Academy of Music, the Grammy-winning quartet engages audiences with its “panache” (The New York Times) and its fresh, elegant performances. The ensemble performs masterworks by Beethoven and Schubert, plus Gabriela Lena Frank’s musical travelogue of Peru.
Featuring, Ilmar Gavilan, violin, Melissa White, violin, Jaime Amador, viola, and Felix Umansky, cello, the quartet was hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” Critic Julian Haylock, reviewing a NAXOS recording of string quartets by Walter Piston, called Harlem Quartet a “formidable ensemble whose members play highly demanding scores with infectious vitality, breezy confidence and (most importantly) affectionate warmth.” Since its public debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the quartet has thrilled audiences in 47 states as well as in the U.K., France, Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada, Venezuela, and South Africa.
The program will feature:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) — String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972) — Milagros
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 29, No. 1, D. 804, “Rosamunde”
Tickets are free but reservations are recommended, and seating is open. To reserve tickets and for more information, visit the Shriver Hall Concert Series here.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.
Photo: Amy Schroeder