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As performers, teachers, and orchestral collaborators, this widely acclaimed string quartet advances diversity in classical music while bringing excitement to repertoire ranging from Ravel and Haydn to Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea.

"The Harlem Quartet played with panache."

—Vivian Schweitzer, The New York Times

Posted: Dec-20-2012
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Harlem Quartet is known for the unique eclecticism of its repertoire, and the ensemble’s newest recording affirms that legacy. Cross Pollination, a self-produced CD to be released on July 17, features music from the European canon (Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10); classic American jazz (Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia, as arranged by Dave Glenn and Harlem Quartet); a take on Ragtime by a contemporary European-American composer (William Bolcom’s Three Rags for String Quartet); and Cuarteto en guagancó, an African dance-inspired work by another eminent living composer, Cuba’s Guido Lopéz-Gavilán (father of Havana-born Ilmar Gavilán, Harlem Quartet’s first violinist).


Posted: Jun-1-2020
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Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia (arr. Dave Glenn & Harlem Quartet)

William Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet
I. "Poltergeist"
II. "Graceful Ghost"
III. "Icineratorag"

Guido López-Gavilán: Cuarteto en guanguancó

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
I. Animé et très décidé
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très moderé - En animant peu à peu - Très mouvementé et avec passion



Posted: Jul-17-2020
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Harlem Quartet captivated the audience with their classically concentrated set, playing numbers by William Bolcom, Fanny Mendelssohn, Guido Lopez Gavilan and Johannes Brahms.

— Northeastern Illinois University Independent
Posted: Oct-29-2019
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Posted: Aug-23-2019