Harlem Quartet with Aldo López-Gavilán
March 1 Tuesday at 7:30 pm
EJ THOMAS HALL
Los Hermanos reunited, finally
Long-separated Afro-Cuban virtuoso brothers, together again. Schumann + Cuban jazz.
Finally reunited: Afro-Cuban virtuoso brothers on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Now they take the stage with the marvelous Harlem Quartet (co-founded by one brother) in an enthralling performance featuring the Afro-Cuban / Jazz-flavored works by the other brother — plus a masterpiece by Robert Schumann.
PLUS: The night before this powerful concert:
Track the brothers’ parallel lives, poignant reunion in Cuba, and momentous first performances in the new documentary “Los Hermanos / The Brothers” at The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron. Following this special one-time showing on February 28, join our conversation and reception with the artists and filmmakers. Details at nightlightcinema.com.
Watch the Harlem Quartet and Aldo López-Gavilán perform.
WHAT THEY WILL PERFORM
A night of Classical and Jazz:
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Quintet
ALDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN Selected Works
Learn more about the program:
READ THE PROGRAM BOOK
ABOUT HARLEM QUARTET
Harlem Quartet’s performances with Cuban pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán offer a joyously energetic concert experience. The collaboration reunites López-Gavilán with his older brother, violinist Ilmar Gavilán, who left Cuba at age 14 and went on to co-found Harlem Quartet. López-Gavilán and the quartet showcase scintillating chemistry in a broad variety of repertoire. Programs include American jazz standards, bossa nova classics, and, of course, several original compositions from López-Gavilán that take audiences on a journey through Cuba’s myriad musical traditions. The new documentary Los Hermanos / The Brothers tells the story of Aldo and Ilmar, tracking their shared childhood, their momentous first performances together, and their parallel lives as musicians