March 19, 2013 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
The Harlem String Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is currently the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory of Music’s Professional String Quartet Program. Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based quartet has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. They have performed at the White House and have been featured on WNBC, CNN, the Today Show, WQXR-FM, and the PBS News Hour. Each member of the quartet is a seasoned solo artist, having appeared with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, National, New World, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras. In June 2012 the quartet gave the world premiere of Bernstein’s West Side Story, arranged for quartet and orchestra, with the Chicago Sinfonietta directed by Mei-Ann Chen.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421
Chick Corea, The Adventures of Hippocrates (2004) (selected movements, 9:10)
Billy Strayhorn, Take the A Train (arr. by Paul Chihara) (3:31)
Franz Schubert, Quartet No. 14 in D minor (“Death and the Maiden”), D. 810
3775 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
Harris Concert Hall – University of Memphis
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Concerts International brings the world’s best chamber music to Memphis. This long-running chamber music series is an important part of the richly varied music scene in Memphis, from the Blues, Elvis and Graceland, Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Records Museum and Academy, the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum, and the Gibson Guitar Factory and Museum to Opera Memphis, the Memphis Symphony, and more.