classical to jazz, the Lively Arts at IUP welcomes Harlem Quartet as the next performance
on the 2016–17 Ovations! series. The concert will be presented Tuesday,
February 21, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second
floor of Sutton Hall.
their mission as sharing their passion with a wider audience, the quartet travels
world-wide, expanding their popularity and diversity as performers. Harlem
Quartet brings a refreshing and charismatic touch to classical music, inspiring
all generations to become more culturally diverse and aware through their varied
The quartet consists of Cuban
native Ilmar Gavilán, violin; founding member Melissa White, violin; Puerto
Rican native Jaime Amador, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello. In addition to
their work as Harlem Quartet, each musician has a distinguished solo career
appearing with a wide variety of artists and orchestras.
collaborating with musicians from classical to jazz, Harlem Quartet received a
Grammy Award for jazz in 2013.
Renowned nationwide and featured
on WNBC, NBC, CNN, The Today Show, WQXR-FM, and the News Hour with Jim
Leher, the group has performed for the Obamas at the White House and recently toured
In addition to two original
works, the quartet will perform Mozart’s “Hunt” String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat
Major and Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor. A reception will follow the performance.
Tickets for this event are available either online or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing website. They can also be purchased at the
Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket
office at 724-357-1313. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting
one hour prior to the performance.
Tickets are priced at $22 for regular admission, $18 for
seniors and groups, and $12 for students and children.
In addition to their performance, Harlem Quartet will
present an IUP Library series question-and-answer session at noon on Tuesday,
February 21. It will be held in the commons area of Stapleton Library. The
public is invited to this free event.
For more information on this and other events offered by
the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail email@example.com.
The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations
through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student
Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine
Arts, offers nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.