Fans of world-class classical music will experience not one, but three bucket list-worthy performances by the Harlem Quartet, featuring violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador, and cellist Felix Umansky.
On Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District, will present the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet. The New York-based group will make a special, 60-minute appearance at the new Brightline West Palm Beach Station, which will give chamber music lovers an intimate opportunity to see and hear the foursome perform both classical and jazz standards.
On Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m., set your musical GPS for Rosarian Academy, one of Palm Beach County oldest catholic schools. The Harlem Quartet will delight young and older chamber aficionados with its stylistically bilingual quality and jazz-imbued repertoire featuring musical works by Claude Debussy, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Franz Schubert.
On Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m., enjoy “Happy Hour with the Harlem Quartet” at The Blind Monk. Joined by renowned oboist James Austin Smith of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the group will take guests on a euphonious journey of sight and sound. Delicious tapas, wine, and craft beer will be served. Seating is limited.
The Harlem Quartet’s primary mission has been to bring classical music to inner-city schools and will perform for students at five area schools and for residents at MorseLife during their visit to West Palm Beach. Since its debut in 2006, they have shared their euphonious passion with audiences around the world. In 2016, they performed for former President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
Named after New York’s famed African-American neighborhood, the string quartet has gone on to garner myriad accolades, including the 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Composition” for Mozart Goes Dancing written by Chick Corea and Gary Burton.
The May 6 concert is free and open to the public. Brightline West Palm Beach Station is located at 501 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach.
Tickets for the May 7 concert cost $30 for adults and $5 for students. Rosarian Academy is located at 807 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Complimentary valet is available.
Tickets for the May 10 concert cost $45 per person and will include complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Seating is limited and will sell out early. The Blind Monk is located at 410 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (561) 379-6773, visit cmspb.org, or email [email protected]