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PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
The acclaimed Harlem Quartet joins Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán for an electrifying evening of music that The Washington Post hails as “lively and engrossing.” López-Gavilán and the quartet offer a joyously energetic concert experience, showcasing scintillating onstage chemistry in a rich variety of repertoire that ranges from jazz and Afro-Cuban to contemporary and classical music. A rare treat for all music lovers, the program begins with Robert Schumann’s beloved and exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, followed by an exhilarating lineup of works by López-Gavilán that takes audiences on a journey through Cuba’s myriad of musical traditions.
This engagement of Harlem Quartet with Aldo López-Gavilán is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44
Aldo López-Gavilán: Viernes de Ciudad
Aldo López-Gavilán: Talking to the Universe
Aldo López-Gavilán: Eclipse
Aldo López-Gavilán: Aegean Dreams
Aldo López-Gavilán: Pan con Timba
New This Year: Digital Programs!
Shenandoah Conservatory is launching digital programs for the 2021/22 season! We’re always looking for ways to improve your audience experience and provide more ways to connect with our students, faculty and guest artists from around the world. The digital program is best viewed on your mobile or tablet device.
Food & Drink
Concessions will be available for purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
Piano Masterclass with Aldo López-Gavilán
Wednesday, October 27 at 2PM | Armstrong Concert Hall
Revered Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán conducts a masterclass with two Shenandoah Conservatory students from the studios of Alexander Bernstein and Marika Bournaki.
Repertoire to be selected from:
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3, in A Minor, op. 28
Nikolai Kapustin: Concert Etude op. 40 No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata, op. 31 No. 2 (“The Tempest”)
Chamber Ensemble Masterclass & Composition Reading with Harlem Quartet
Wednesday, October 27 at 7PM | Armstrong Concert Hall
Harlem Quartet conducts a masterclass for two Shenandoah Conservatory student ensembles and a reading of a new work by a composition graduate student. Open to the public for observation.
Masterclass: Schubert “Trout Quintet”
Jian Song, violin
Jaylon Hayes Keller, viola
John Keane, cello
Brooke Rittner, bass
David Lecuyer, piano
String Quartet Composition Reading
La Cocina by Christopher Inman
Masterclass: Arensky Piano Trio
Emily Ilyes, violin
Madeline Southall, cello
Eoín Fleming, piano
Film Screening: Special Offer!
Los Hermanos/The Brothers
View a special free screening of Los Hermanos/The Brothers, a new film that powerfully captures the story of Harlem Quartet violinist and founder Ilmar Gavilán and Aldo López-Gavilán — two brothers who were separated by politics, but united by music. Free digital access with registration!
About the Film
Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers — violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo — live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.
Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score, composed by Cuban Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his American brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.
Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.
Photos by Juan-Miguel Hernandez