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April 3: Harlem Quartet performs on campus

FREDERICK, Maryland—The Harlem Quartet will perform in Hood College’s annual Phyllis and Ardine Gorden concert Monday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall.

The group will perform music of Mozart, Grieg, Hernandez, and Gavilan. The quartet’s members are Ilmar Gavilan, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello. Each member 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. As an ensemble, they perform in chamber music settings and as soloists in works written for solo string quartet and orchestra.

The 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 minority composers. Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada, Venezuela and South Africa.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Wayne L. Wold at or 301-696-3782.