Category:

Concert

Date:

Sun, October 17, 2021 thru Tue, October 19, 2021

Time:

10/19 7:30 PM @ Memorial Hall

Price:

7 Concert subscription for $105 available through 10/19/21 only (Regular Price $200). Single Tickets $40

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Chamber Music Cincinnati presents THE HARLEM QUARTET With Guest Artist Aldo Gavilan

“Harlem Quartet is one of the greatest string quartets I have ever heard. They can play anything.”
– Ted Nash, Jazz at Lincoln Center”

…bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” – Cincinnati Enquirer


Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Opus 44 (1842)
I. Allegro brillante
II. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

 Jessie Montgomery (1981- ) – Strum          

Aldo López-Gavilán (1981- ) – Epilogo           
Talking to the Universe
Eclipse
Pan con Timba

William Thomas Strayhorn (1915-1967) – Take the A Train           


About the Program

Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major is one of his finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music. Schumann scholar John Daverio cites its “extroverted, exuberant character, Schumann’s piano quintet is considered one of his finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music.” The piece revolutionized the instrumentation and musical character of the piano quintet and established it as a quintessentially Romantic genre. Schumann’s sister, Clara, performed the piano part at its 1843 premiere.

Jesse Montgomery: “Strum is the culminating result of several versions of a string quintet I wrote in 2006. It was originally written for the Providence String Quartet and guests of Community MusicWorks Players, then arranged for string quartet in 2008 with several small revisions. in 2012 the piece underwent its final revisions with a rewrite of both the introduction and the ending for the Catalyst Quartet in a performance celebrating the 15th annual Sphinx Competition.”

Mr. Lopez-Gavilan will perform his music discuss it from the stage.

Billy Strayhorn wrote “Take the A Train” on a trip from Pittsburgh to New York, where he was to discuss joining Duke Ellington’s band. To impress, he created a song from the directions to his house in Harlem that Ellington had given him. Their partnership lasted until Strayhorn’s death in 1967.


Since its debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the multi-Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet has been quartet-in-residence at London’s Royal College of Music, performed at the White House for President and First Lady Michelle Obama, collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Jeremy Denk, Misha Dichter, Antony McGill, Awadagin Pratt,  Paquito D’Rivera, and Chick Corea, appeared on NBC’s Today Show and the PBS NewsHour, and presented concerts in 47 states, plus the U.K., France, Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

The Harlem Quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by composers of color. They present diverse programming that combines music from the standard string quartet canon with jazz, Latin, and contemporary works; a collaborative approach to performance that is continually broadening the ensemble’s repertoire and an ongoing commitment to educational outreach.

The Quartet trained collectively at New England Conservatory under Paul Katz, Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried, and Martha Katz, and individually at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Julliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Melissa White was soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in March, 2021. Mr. Umansky is a native of Carmel, Indiana.

Among the quartet’s recordings is a collaboration with pianist Awadagin Pratt of works by American composer Judith Lang Zaimont. HQ collaborated with jazz pianist Chick Corea on the Grammy-winning Hot House album that included Corea’s “Mozart Goes Dancing,” which won a separate Grammy as Best Instrumental Composition. Their latest album,  Cross Pollination, features works by Debussy, William Bolcom, Dizzy Gillespie, and Guido López-Gavilán.

Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, is the younger brother of Harlem Quartet co-founder and violinist Ilmar Gavilan. His father a conductor and composer, his mother a concert pianist. He won a Danny Kaye International Children’s Award at 11, performed with Venezuela’s legendary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado in 2006, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012. In 2016, under Joshua Bell’s direction, López-Gavilán helped organize Seasons of Cuba, a PBS Special at Lincoln Center in December 2016. In 2019, he and Ilmar recorded an album together.

Chamber Music Cincinnati presents THE HARLEM QUARTET With Guest Artist Aldo Gavilan

“Harlem Quartet is one of the greatest string quartets I have ever heard. They can play anything.”
– Ted Nash, Jazz at Lincoln Center”

…bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” – Cincinnati Enquirer


Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Opus 44 (1842)
I. Allegro brillante
II. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

 Jessie Montgomery (1981- ) – Strum          

Aldo López-Gavilán (1981- ) – Epilogo           
Talking to the Universe
Eclipse
Pan con Timba

William Thomas Strayhorn (1915-1967) – Take the A Train           


About the Program

Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major is one of his finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music. Schumann scholar John Daverio cites its “extroverted, exuberant character, Schumann’s piano quintet is considered one of his finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music.” The piece revolutionized the instrumentation and musical character of the piano quintet and established it as a quintessentially Romantic genre. Schumann’s sister, Clara, performed the piano part at its 1843 premiere.

Jesse Montgomery: “Strum is the culminating result of several versions of a string quintet I wrote in 2006. It was originally written for the Providence String Quartet and guests of Community MusicWorks Players, then arranged for string quartet in 2008 with several small revisions. in 2012 the piece underwent its final revisions with a rewrite of both the introduction and the ending for the Catalyst Quartet in a performance celebrating the 15th annual Sphinx Competition.”

Mr. Lopez-Gavilan will perform his music discuss it from the stage.

Billy Strayhorn wrote “Take the A Train” on a trip from Pittsburgh to New York, where he was to discuss joining Duke Ellington’s band. To impress, he created a song from the directions to his house in Harlem that Ellington had given him. Their partnership lasted until Strayhorn’s death in 1967.


Since its debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the multi-Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet has been quartet-in-residence at London’s Royal College of Music, performed at the White House for President and First Lady Michelle Obama, collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Jeremy Denk, Misha Dichter, Antony McGill, Awadagin Pratt,  Paquito D’Rivera, and Chick Corea, appeared on NBC’s Today Show and the PBS NewsHour, and presented concerts in 47 states, plus the U.K., France, Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

The Harlem Quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by composers of color. They present diverse programming that combines music from the standard string quartet canon with jazz, Latin, and contemporary works; a collaborative approach to performance that is continually broadening the ensemble’s repertoire and an ongoing commitment to educational outreach.

The Quartet trained collectively at New England Conservatory under Paul Katz, Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried, and Martha Katz, and individually at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Julliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Melissa White was soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in March, 2021. Mr. Umansky is a native of Carmel, Indiana.

Among the quartet’s recordings is a collaboration with pianist Awadagin Pratt of works by American composer Judith Lang Zaimont. HQ collaborated with jazz pianist Chick Corea on the Grammy-winning Hot House album that included Corea’s “Mozart Goes Dancing,” which won a separate Grammy as Best Instrumental Composition. Their latest album,  Cross Pollination, features works by Debussy, William Bolcom, Dizzy Gillespie, and Guido López-Gavilán.

Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, is the younger brother of Harlem Quartet co-founder and violinist Ilmar Gavilan. His father a conductor and composer, his mother a concert pianist. He won a Danny Kaye International Children’s Award at 11, performed with Venezuela’s legendary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado in 2006, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012. In 2016, under Joshua Bell’s direction, López-Gavilán helped organize Seasons of Cuba, a PBS Special at Lincoln Center in December 2016. In 2019, he and Ilmar recorded an album together.

Category:

Concert

Date:

Sun, October 17, 2021 thru Tue, October 19, 2021

Time:

10/19 7:30 PM @ Memorial Hall

Price:

7 Concert subscription for $105 available through 10/19/21 only (Regular Price $200). Single Tickets $40

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