Well, I could take another chance to bitch about San Diego programming and the "reception-less" Black Hole I now live in, but instead I will say that I have mixed feelings about "pop" combos "popularizing" "classical" music. And since the work itself is so great, I would wish for anyone getting their cherry popped on this work that they hear instead the Cleveland or older Juilliard 4-tets; playing truly worthy of the score.
Ironic, but as I grow older I am both more tolerant and less prone to get confused about what really moves me than I was even a few years back. I am actually warmed by good local-level efforts, if not truly smitten by them.
While I would absolutely go out of my way to hear this Harlem version live, I would not seek out and spring for the original recording, or pay big bucks to get up close.
Of course, I probably wouldn't have said anything at all if I weren't actually envious of Boston's musical options...