MONTCLAIR, NJ: All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, Harlem Quartet
Peak Performances at the Montclair State University Alexander Kasser Theater
What defines the Harlem Quartet? Superb musicianship, a genre-bending repertoire, and performances that audiences describe as pure delight. Founded with a mission to advance diversity in classical music and engage new audiences with works by minority composers, this versatile ensemble easily transitions from classical music to jazzier fare. Its virtuosity and range are on full display in this program of works by Mozart, William Bolcom, jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, Latin American composers Rafael Hernández Marín and Abelardo Valdés, and a grand finale by contemporary music giant Osvaldo Golijov featuring the Shanghai Quartet and jazz bassist John Patitucci.