Harlem Comes to Asheville May 1

The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present the Harlem Quartet in concert on Sunday afternoon May 1 at 4:00 PM. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, located at the corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte Street.

Since its public debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the United States, as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada and South Africa. Each member of the quartet 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, Utah, Puerto Rico, Julliard, New World and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras.

“We look forward to welcoming the fine musicians of the Harlem Quartet to Asheville,” said Polly Feitzinger, President of the ACMS. “We have had an outstanding season this year and we will be ending it on a high note with this wonderful ensemble,” she added.

The program will include:

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4, Op. 44 No. 2

Buena Vista Social Club Medley: Chan Chan

Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia

Billy Strayhorn: Take the A Train

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9, Op. 59 No. 3

Tickets are $38 each. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the ACMS website: www.ashevillechambermusic.org or call Nathan Shirley at 828-575-7427 or support@ashevillechambermusic.org.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.