Imagine letting all the stress of the holidays melt away as you are entertained by a masterful quartet (currently the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory of Music's Professional String Quartet Program) in an intimate 316-seat theater. Sound wonderful? It will be! Make plans now to see the Harlem Quartet, praised for its "panache" by The New York Times, at the Lakewood Cultural Center Sunday, January 22nd at 2pm.
Drawing from diverse classical and jazzy repertoires, the Sunday afternoon program will include Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421 (K. 417b), Chick Corea's “The Adventures of Hippocrates” and Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden.”
The quartet made its acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut in the fall of 2006 at the Sphinx Organization's 10th anniversary gala concert and since that time has performed for the president, on NBC’s “Today Show,” appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, National, New World and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, and performed with Itzhak Perlman.
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. (For more information, visit www.harlemquartet.com)
Event: Harlem Quartet
Where: Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway at Wadsworth Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue
When: Sunday, January 22nd @ 2pm
Tickets: Adult: $20
Child (ages 3-12): $15
To purchase your tickets, call 303-987-7845, go online at www.Lakewood.org/CulturalCenter or visit the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office.