Mobile Symphony launches diversity residency with Harlem Quartet

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Alabama’s Mobile Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Harlem Quartet for a twelve-month residency that will engage with children in underserved communities. The first week of the residency began April 25 and included a performance by the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Harlem Quartet. The bulk of more than 25 performances during the residency will take place in public schools in rural communities in Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, and Monroe counties, as well as low-income, inner-city locations in Mobile. Members of the quartet will work with students enrolled in the Mobile Symphony’s violin, viola, and cello classes at public elementary schools and afterschool programs; most schools in the program qualify as Title I under federal poverty guidelines. The Harlem Quartet was founded in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization as a way to bring classical music to inner-city schoolchildren.

Posted May 2, 2016