Simon Center for the Arts

Falmouth Academy and Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank proudly present

The Grand Opening of 
The Simon Center for the Arts


The Harlem Quartet


Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing, and intelligent,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S., including a 2009 performace for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, and has appeared in France, U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada, and South Africa. In addition to performing on chamber-music series around the world, Harlem Quartet has collaborated with such distiguished performers as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Paquito D’Rivera, and Misha Dichter (with whom the quartet made its Kennedy Center debut in February 2013). Harlem Quartet has also worked closely with jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton, partnering with them in a 25-city “Hot House” tour and CD project. The quartet was featured on Corea’s Hot House album, which won Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Album and Best Instrumental Composition.

Harlem Quartet is managed by the New York City-based firm Sciolino Artist Management.