The second event in this season’s new “Bothwell Presents” series, Quarteto Nuevo will bring a unique world fusion sound to the relaxed and intimate performance space at the Bothwell Arts Center. Their distinctive instrumentation richly colors music that infuses Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic contemporary feel. The group was described by The Los Angeles Times as taking “eclecticism to far reaches with warmth and lyricism.”
Quarteto Nuevo’s members include Damon Zick on the soprano saxophone and woodwinds, Kenton Youngstrom on acoustic guitar, Jacob Szekely on cello, with percussion by Felipe Fraga. The four master-musicians effortlessly blend their individual styles, creating emotionally-charged soundscapes that represent very different world cultures. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes music from Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras” and Chick Corea’s “Children’s Song No. 6″ to traditional Macedonian “Gadjarsko” and original works.
The members of Quarteto Nuevo bring broad expertise and varied backgrounds to the group. Each has performed and recorded with symphonies and orchestras nationwide, as well as with such legendary artists as Dave Brubeck, Rush, John Tesh, Ellie Goulding, and many others. Szekely has said, “We lean toward jazz because we love it, but we’re all steeped in classical music.” They unite different musical influences, improvising on core melodies to craft a unique fusion. At the Bothwell, Quarteto Nuevo will share their appealing approach to sound and style, ushering audiences on a musical journey around the world.
The “Bothwell Presents” series features smaller groups and innovative artists in an intimate, less structured setting. Tickets for all events in the series are just $20 each.
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