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Quarteto nuevo

Saturday October 14th, 2023
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
Doors open at 7:00 pm; 
Concert begins at 7:30

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! Their diverse programs can be tailored to fit anywhere, from an intimate chamber music venue to a large outdoor festival. The ensemble’s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms. They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages!

 

Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, Quarteto Nuevo’s master musicians create emotionally-charged soundscapes with instruments and sensibilities that represent very different world cultures. Their unique instrumentation – soprano saxophone/alto flute (Damon Zick), cello (Jacob Szekely), guitar (Kenton Youngstrom) and hand percussion (Felipe Fraga) – richly colors their wide-ranging repertoire, from Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras" and Chick Corea’s “Children's Song No. 6" to Traditional Macedonian “Gadjarsko” and original works “Hector, Desmond and Titus”, “Rain Song” and “Dizer O Que”.

The Quarteto Nuevo program was made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

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Jacob Szekely

(Cello)

Kenton Youngstrom

(Guitar)

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Damon Zick

(Soprano Saxophone/Alto

Flute)

Felipe Fraga 

(Hand Percussion)

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community
outreach event

Music From Around The World + Body Percussion Workshop

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Explore the influence of musical traditions from around the globe on Jazz, Classical Chamber and World Music. Workshop participants will experience:

- What makes a melody sound like it comes from somewhere else.

- How a chamber music group communicates without words.

- How the heartbeat is at the root of Brazilian Rhythms.

- A body percussion interactive demonstration that brings Samba to life.

- What families of instruments are represented in Quarteto Nuevo and what roles they take on.

Fun for students and families! Free event open to the public!

For questions, email hazel@kodiakarts.org or feel free to call the office at 907-942-5840.

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