You Are Invited to Lunch with the Harlem Quartet
March 4, 2022

The UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee invites you to lunch with the Harlem Quartet. This very special, in-person reception with members of the renowned string quartet will be held 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in room 270 of the Student Union. RSVP here to attend the luncheon. Lunch will be provided for free. Limited seating is available.

Virtual attendees may attend via Zoom at:

The Harlem Quartet pose against the New York City skyline. (Photo by Amy Schroeder)

As performers, teachers, and orchestral collaborators, this widely acclaimed string 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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to converse with members of the famed quartet.

The luncheon is co-hosted by the UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee and the Black Musicians Alliance.


The Harlem Quartet will be on campus to perform at UT’s Ready for the World Music Series. The Grammy-winning quartet will present a program of works by Afro–Caribbean composers. The event at the Natalie Haslam Music Center on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m., will include performances of works and a brief lecture about composers from the featured region. (Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. so that guests may mingle and enjoy displays related to Afro–Caribbean music.) Information about purchasing tickets to the performance is available here (free admission for UT students).

The Harlem Quartet Residency at the University of Tennessee is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Haines-Morris Endowment, the UT College of Arts and Sciences, the UT School of Music, the UT Libraries, the UT Commission for Diversity and Inclusion, and the UT Office of Research.