From Harlem to Havana

Photo Credit Juan-Miguel Hernandez


2017-09-23 20:00:00
8:00 p.m. September 23
When the Harlem Quartet kicks off Da Camera’s 30th anniversary season, “No Place Like Home,” not only will they celebrate their musical roots, ranging from classical composer Edvard Grieg to the jazz stylings of Dizzy Gillespie, but audiences will witness a musical reunion between violinist Ilmar Gavilán and his brother, pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán. Gavilán says they’ve lived parallel lives since he left Cuba at 13 (his brother was eight), making From Harlem to Havana a “true reunion” since together with the quartet, they will perform several of López-Gavilán’s compositions. “The musical language my brother’s found in his compositions is truly — some people call him a genius,” says Gavilán. “It’s really a merger, a very organic merger, of all these influences and his own voice that I think doesn’t really happen that often.”

8 p.m. Saturday. Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas. For information, call 713-524-5050 or visit $25.
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