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Harlem Quartet Performs at DeYor Jan. 17

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet will perform at DeYor Performing Arts Center Jan. 17 as part of Youngstown State University’s Pipino Performing Arts Series.

The string quartet debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and performed for Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House in 2009. In 2013, their work on Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s song “Mozart Goes Dancing” helped earn the song the Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition. That same year, they appeared on Mei-Ann Chen’s album “Delights and Dances” alongside Youngstown Symphony Orchestra director Randall Craig Fleischer.

“YSU and Cliffe College of Creative Arts & Communication are thrilled to be partnering with 88.5, WYSU-FM to bring this world-class Quartet to the Youngstown community. Concertgoers will be inspired by a wide variety of music, including jazz, classical, Latin and new works by contemporary composers,” said the college’s dean, Phyllis Paul, in a release. “The Harlem Quartet is another of the nationally and internationally renowned artists who are featured on this year’s Pipino Series, and we are excited to begin the Series’ spring semester with their performance.

Harlem Quartet was founded by The Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to improving diversity in classical music and providing access to music education nationwide.

“I think it is noteworthy that this concert by the Harlem Quartet is at the beginning of the weekend and holiday that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as this group celebrates diversity in both its members and in its music. Their program will appeal to everyone,” said Gary Sexton, director of WYSU.

Tickets for the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $34 for adults, $28 for seniors and YSU faculty and staff, and free for students from kindergarten through college. They can be bought online at DeYorPAC.org or by calling 330 744 0264.

Pictured: The Harlem Quartet performed at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama in 2009.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.