The Harlem Walking Tour video series highlights historic artistic figures who either lived in or spent time in Harlem and how each person contributed to the vibrancy and rich cultural landscape that make Harlem what it is today. This project was conceived by husband and wife team, Terrance McKnight of WQXR and harpist-scholar Dr. Ashley Jackson.
The fifth episode of the Harlem Walking Tour Video Series features the Negro String Quartet, a group that performed in the early 20th century, mainly in churches, community organizations and college venues in New York City.
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players — violinists Ashley Horne and Claire Chan, violist Tia Allen, and cellist Wayne Smith — pay tribute to the Negro String Quartet in a performance of the slow movement from Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American.”