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Harlem Quartet Performs Benefit Concert at Suitland High School
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Harlem Quartet Performs Benefit Concert at Suitland High School

The Harlem Quartet is a world-class ensemble of string musicians whose mission is to advance diversity in classical music and to support the arts programs at our public schools. It is for this reason that they are performing a benefit concert at Suitland High School to support The Buses Matter Program at 7pm on Saturday, October 22nd.

There was a large concern over the 2011-2012 Prince George‚Äôs County school budget and the removal of  bus transportation funds. Suitland High School students in the Visual and Performing Arts Program held a rally in March of 2011 to voice their concern that by cutting the buses, the school board would inevitably cut their program. In the end, as a result of the coverage this event received, the students voices were heard, and the buses were saved for at least another year.

This world-class ensemble of string musicians are a diverse group of ethnic backgrounds that have played for some of the most prestigious audiences around the country including President and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

 Through their perfomance, Suitland's Center for Visual and Performing Arts Program is hoping to become an "All Steinway" School, which would provide students and faculties with the best equipment possible for the study of music. There are currently less than a dozen "All Steinway" secondary/high schools in the U.S. Through this accredidation, Suitland students would be considered for greater scholarships at colleges and universities, and granted auditions at some of the more prestigious conservatories and higher education institutions around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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