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Harlem (String) Quartet

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7:30 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015      g
Harlem (String) Quartet

Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in-between. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished performers as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dicter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. Their most recent recording, Hot House, with jazz master Chick Corea and percussionist Gary Burton, was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner


Eic Ruske, horn
 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015    
Eric Ruske, horn

Horn soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international acclaim. Named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, he also toured and recorded extensively during his six-year tenure as hornist of the Empire Brass Quintet. His impressive solo career began when he won the 1986 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, First Prize in the 1987 American Horn Competition, and in 1988, the highest prize in the Concours International d’Interpretation Musicale in Reims, France.


Andrew Tyson, piano
7:30 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016  

Andrew Tyson, piano

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. Andrew was awarded the 1st Prize, Audience Prize and the Mozart Prize at the 2015 Concours Géza Anda in Zürich. The Concours was founded in memory of Hungarian pianist Géza Anda by his widow Hortense Anda-Bührle. As a result of this victory, Andrew will perform upwards of 100 concerts throughout Europe over the course of the next three years under the auspices of The Géza Anda Foundation.



3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2016  


Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 38th season in 2015-16, performing in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macao, and the Republic of China. Chanticleer will also represent the United States at the biannual Festival de las Chiquitas in Bolivia, celebrating the rich musical heritage of the South American missions. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices from soprano to bass range and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.  Chanticleer singers come from 9 states and many different backgrounds to create a seamless ensemble.

Headliner for Mid-South Jazz Festival 54th Anniversary  

Cyrille Aimée
7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016  

Cyrille Aimée and Quintet

(Headliner for Mid-South Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary)

JazzTimes says, “ It is impossible to not be charmed by French moppet Cyrille Aimee and her infectious joie de vivre.”  The Wall Street Journal says, she is “astonishing, creative… with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past.”  Cyrille Aimee and quintet headlines this year’s Mid-South Jazz Festival.



All Concerts held at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall  (map & directions)  

Clarksville Community Concert Association  |  P.O. Box 210  |  Clarksville, TN 37041-0210 |  1-877-811-0200