Kingston, Jamaica – On May 4th, 2023, the Renaissance String Quartet, a group of exceptional Julliard School graduates, will perform a benefit concert for the Jamaica Red Cross and the Immaculate Conception High School Orchestra at the UWI Chapel at 6:30 PM. The Quartet, known for its distinctive sound and signature style, will showcase a repertoire that includes classical works by Mozart and Beethoven as well as contemporary pieces and popular songs by Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.
The four young musicians, Randall Goosby and Jeremiah Blacklow on violin, Jameel Martin on viola, and Daniel Hass on cello, met at the summer workshop of legendary teacher Itzak Perlman in New York in 2012. They pursued degrees at the prestigious Julliard School, where they discovered their chemistry as a quartet and formed the Renaissance String Quartet two years ago.
Beyond their impressive musical talents, the quartet members are also committed to contributing to the development of young musicians and underserved communities. In Jamaica, they will conduct a series of workshops with the Immaculate Conception High School Orchestra, continuing their ethos of fostering inclusivity and diversity in the classical music world.
Randall Goosby, the quartet’s de facto leader, is a rising star in the classical music world, having recently been signed to the Decca Classics recording label. He released his debut album entitled, “Roots” in 2021, celebrating African American music’s evolution from spirituals to contemporary compositions. Jeremiah Blacklow, an avid chamber musician, recently toured with Project Music Heals Us, a non-profit organization that brings high-quality live music performances to marginalized communities. Jameel Martin, an author and playwright, has performed as a soloist with prestigious orchestras around the world and currently teaches private and group lessons for various programs throughout New York City and the Midwest United States. Cellist Daniel Hass, a sought-after chamber musician and soloist, is also a mentor of the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra, a tuition-free music program in Nevada.
Tickets for the Renaissance String Quartet benefit concert are available for purchase at Fontana Pharmacy Barbican, Jamaica Red Cross, Music Mart, and Paper Place for $8000, with a special student price of $4000 for valid identification holders. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these young prodigies perform while supporting important local causes.
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