Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Presents Harlem Returns

Grammy® winning Harlem Quartet performs in Chatham

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents the Grammy® award-winning dynamic Harlem Quartet in Harlem Returns on Wednesday, August 8, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham.

Eliciting thunderous ovations at its Festival debut in 2016, The Harlem Quartet has gone on to even greater accomplishment as a spectacular performing ensemble. The four gifted musicians recently collaborated with Chick Corea and Gary Burton on the multi-Grammy® award-winning album Hot House on the track “Mozart Goes Dancing”.

Well-versed in the classical genre and jazz, listeners are enthralled by Harlem’s performing dexterity and versatility with a program including Schubert’s “String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 (‘Rosamunde’)” and Webern’s “Langsamer Satz for String Quartet”. Listeners will be transported to another world with the ensemble’s unique interpretation of a few favorite classics, including Rodgers’ “My Funny Valentine”.

Founded in 2006 by The Sphinx Organization, The Harlem Quartet showcases a wide range of composers in an effort to expand diversity in classical music onstage as well as in the audience. The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Founded by violinist Aaron Dworkin, Professor for Art Entrepreneurship and Leadership at University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, the national organization works to create positive change in the arts field and in communities across the country through a variety of programs.

Program: Harlem Returns
The Harlem Quartet: Ilmar Gavilán, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)The Harlem Quartet

String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”)
Allegro ma non troppo
Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
Allegro moderato

ANTON WEBERN (1883 – 1945)

Langsamer Satz for String Quartet (1905)
Langsam, mit bewegtem Ausdruck


Milagros (“Miracles”) (2010)

RICHARD RODGERS (1902 – 1979)

My Funny Valentine (arranged by Calvin Custer and the Harlem Quartet)



Ticket orders received on or before July 7: $34 general admission; $15 for college students with ID); FREE for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $32 per ticket. Emerson String Quartet concert: $50.

Ticket orders received on or after July 8: $38 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); FREE for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $36 per ticket. Emerson String Quartet concert: $55.

Festival seating is limited to venue capacity, advance purchase is recommended. Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or picked up at will call at the performances. Tickets may also be purchased by calling or visiting the box office at 508-247-9400 or at 3 Main Street, Unit 6, North Eastham. Box office hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Phone orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert.

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2018 season, performers, mission and venues, visit, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Hailed by The New York Times as “A Triumph of Quality,” the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) has been a year-round presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its inception in 1979. Founded as the Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival by the late collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders, the Festival continues his legacy. Now entering its 38th season, CCCMF presents four weeks of intensive chamber music programming in a variety of Cape locations in July and August. Throughout the rest of the year, CCCMF presents autumn and spring concerts, a community outreach program, and benefit concerts in New York and on Cape Cod. Hoping to ignite the interest of a younger audience, CCCMF welcomes all youth up to age 18 to attend any regular concert free of charge. The Festival is also host to a Composer-in-Residence program, and features composers with Cape Cod connections. CCCMF is a private, non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors with financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations both local and nationwide. For more information about CCCMF’s programs, schedule or tickets, visit, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

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