The promise of aThe Harlem String Quartet, presented by The Santa Fe Concert Association.
Monday, December 31, 2012
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The Santa Fe Concert Association rings in the New Year with the enthusiasm of the Harlem String Quartet, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s rousing Overture to Candide, a concerto for string quartet and orchestra based on West Side Story, and few celebratory surprises!
The Harlem String Quartet is praised for its “panache” by the New York Times and is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. Its 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.
The quartet is currently a resident ensemble at the New England Conservatory of Music. Their appearances include Carnegie Hall, the White House, NBC's Today Show, WNBC, CNN, and many of America's major symphony orchestras.
Each member of the Harlem Quartet is a seasoned solo artist, having appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, National, New World, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, among others. As a quartet, they have performed in many communities across the country including Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Boston.
The quartet has produced three CDs and has had new compositions written especially for them. The Harlem Quartet Members include: Ilmar Gavilán, violin; Melissa White, violin; Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola; and Paul Wiancko, cello.
The SFCA Orchestra had been under the leadership of Joseph Illick since 2008, building a strong reputation as a band that plays with excellent ensemble, rich tone, and passionate sweep. The orchestra is comprised not only of the finest players in Northern New Mexico but also of visiting artists from New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Phoenix.
Ticket Prices: $25, $45, $70, $95, Student discount available