The Wheaton College Artist Series presents the Harlem Quartet in concert on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Harlem Quartet, which debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2006, has performed on stages around the world. Its members have also performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, National, New World, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras.
The New York-based string ensemble’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire, highlighting works by minority composers. They will perform classical works by Mozart and Schubert, as well as jazz compositions by Chick Corea and Billy Strayhorn.
“Harlem Quartet is the total package,” says Artist Series General Manager Dr. Tony Payne. “I was drawn to the quartet by their rendition of ‘Take the A Train.’ They have credentials from the finest music schools, mature classical chops, and a wholehearted commitment to education.”
As a pre-concert event, Wheaton College’s guest lecturer in viola, Rose Armbrust Griffin, will host “Get With the Program,” a conversation with the members of the Harlem Quartet about the evolution of string quartet music and the evening’s program. The pre-concert event is free and open to the public and will take place in the east wing of Edman Memorial Chapel at 6:30 p.m.
The concert will take place in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton. Ticket prices range from $37–$50 for general audience with discounts for students and seniors over 60. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Ticket and Information Office at 630.752.5010. Online orders may be placed at ArtistSeries.org.