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Neighborhood Concert: Harlem Quartet, a Sphinx Ensemble

Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center

Harlem Quartet
·· Ilmar Gavilan, Violin
·· Melissa White, Violin
·· Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Viola
·· Desmond Neysmith, Cello
“The Harlem Quartet played with panache.”—New York Times

The Harlem Quartet, comprising First-Place Laureates of the Sphinx Competition presented by Chase, aims to advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through varied repertoire, highlighting works by minority composers.
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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts are supported, in part, by The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Major funding for Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Alice Tully Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Howard University, and the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

The opening performance of Honor! is sponsored by Bank of America.

Honor! is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Excerpt from Lópes' Gavilán: Mi Menor Conga

Harlem Quartet from Take the ‘A’ Train
White Pine Music

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