Harlem Quartet’s collaboration with Cuban pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán offers a joyously energetic concert experience. Thanks to the recent thaw in US/Cuba relations, this collaboration sees López-Gavilán reunited with his older brother Ilmar, who left Cuba at age 14 and went on to co-found Harlem Quartet. López-Gavilán and Harlem Quartet showcase scintillating chemistry in a broad variety of repertoire. Programs include American jazz standards, bossa nova classics, and, of course, several original compositions from López-Gavilán that take audiences on a journey through Cuba’s myriad musical traditions. López-Gavilán will compose a new piece for the collaboration ahead of the 2017-18 season.