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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.


Jacob Szekely


Kenton Youngstrom



Damon Zick

(Soprano Saxophone/Alto


Felipe Fraga 

(Hand Percussion)

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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 or feel free to call the office at 907-942-5840.

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