Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 23


HARLEM QUARTET with ALDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN


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Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet, comprised of violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador and cellist Felix Umansky, will be joined by the acclaimed Cuban pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán in a collaboration that bridges jazz, classical and traditional Cuban music through the works of Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Jobim and Abelardito Valdés. The program also features several original works by López-Gavilán arranged specifically for this collaboration.
 

PROGRAM

ALMENDRA
Abelardo Valdes(1911-1958)
Arr. Nicky Aponte, Harlem Quartet, and Aldo López-Gavilán

A NIGHT IN TUNISIA
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie(1917-1993)
Arr. Dave Glenn, Harlem Quartet, and Aldo López-Gavilán

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
Antônio Carlos Jobim(1927-1994)
Arr. Dave Glenn, Harlem Quartet, and Aldo López-Gavilán

TAKE THE A TRAIN
Billy Strayhorn(1915-1967)
Arr. Paul Chihara, Harlem Quartet, and Aldo López-Gavilán

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EPÍLOGO
Aldo López-Gavilán (b. 1979)

TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE
Aldo López-Gavilán

ECLIPSE
Aldo López-Gavilán

PAN CON TIMBA
Aldo López-Gavilán
 

 

"A young man who captivates in both classical and jazz veins, Lopez-Gavilan captured both the rhythmic invention and the melodic inspiration the composer intended. Orchestra and soloist played as one — a radiant reading under the baton of a man who seemed to enjoy the work as much as we did." - Napa Valley Register

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

Running Time: 90 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Credits And Artist Information

Read the program notes here.

Join us for a free pre-concert conversation, with a complimentary glass of wine provided by The Henry Wine Group. Click here to RSVP.