Grammy® Award Winners The Harlem Quartet to Perform at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

vcsPRAsset_526410_126600_03ebfcd2-b571-4d45-9207-a60b6c178bee_0Popular string quartet set to take the stage for a performance to remember

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents The Harlem Quartet in concert on Tuesday, August 16, 7:30 pm, at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.

The Grammy® Award-winning Harlem Quartet makes its CCCMF debut with a diverse, eclectic program ranging from Grieg to Dizzy Gillespie.  This virtuosic, versatile ensemble is playing to rave reviews across the country.  Founded in 2006, ensemble has traveled around the globe to perform their vibrant, yet classical chamber music for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  Each member brings a unique talent to the group, yet their harmonious sound captures audiences instantaneously.

vcsPRAsset_526410_126599_a49bfffc-6bf5-413c-b32d-7d6e2d92f24b_0Repertoire on tap ranges from the early 40’s through the 80’s, showcasing their versatility and diversity on stage.  Members Ilmar Gavilán, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello take the audience on a trip through many cultures and with music from popular composers that have helped shape the group’s spirit and sound.

This young Quartet embraces the importance of music education, and is committed to bringing classical music to inner-city school children not just in their home area of Harlem, but around the country, and around the world.  Recently, the group began incorporating a variety of musical genres in their performances to appeal to a broader audience.  In addition to broadly attended performances, the Quartet offers chamber music workshops and serve as faculty members at music programs located both in the United States and Europe.

Program: The Harlem Quartet

Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Opus 27

Bolcom: Three Rags (1970)

Garrido-Lecca: String Quartet No. 2 (1988)

Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema (1962) (arranged for string quartet by Dave Glenn)

Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia (1941) (arranged for string quartet by Dave Glenn)

Hernandez: El Cumbanchero (1946) (arranged for string quartet by Guido Lopez-Gavilan)

vcsPRAsset_526410_126504_1c07fc6c-c1f0-4759-966c-586d5496531b_0As Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music, CCCMF’s 37th summer season features 13 compelling concerts from July 29 through August 26 at 7:30 pm in locations throughout the region.

Tickets ordered on or after July 1: $38 General Admission; $15 for students over 18; Free for attendees 18 and under. General Admission to three or more concerts $36. Tickets to Emerson String Quartet’s concert are  $55 (individually or as part of a three concert series).

Special benefit premium tickets are $100 to $125, including reserved seating and a pre-concert or post-concert reception for concerts on August 1, 4 and 9.

Festival seating is limited to venue capacity, advance purchase is recommended.  Tickets ordered online are available at will call at the performances.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling or visiting the box office at 508-247-9400 or at 3 Main Street Unit 6, North Eastham.  Box office hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.  Phone orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert. 

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Hailed by The New York Times as “A Triumph of Quality,” the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) has been a year-round presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its inception in 1979. Founded as the Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival by the late collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders, the Festival continues his legacy. Now entering its 37th season, CCCMF presents four weeks of intensive chamber music programming in a variety of Cape locations in July and August. Throughout the rest of the year, CCCMF presents autumn and spring concerts, a community outreach program, and benefit concerts in New York and on Cape Cod. Hoping to ignite the interest of a younger audience, CCCMF welcomes all youth up to age 18 to attend any regular concert free of charge. The Festival is also host to a Composer-in-Residence program, and features composers with Cape Cod connections. CCCMF is a private, non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors with financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations both local and nationwide. For more information about CCCMF’s programs, schedule or tickets, visit capecodchambermusic.org, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Photos:
Top Right: Harlem Quartet members Melissa White, violin and Felix Umansky, cello, courtesy image.  
Middle Left: The Harlem Quaret, courtesy image.