Special Community Event!

From Bob Moore.

First Friday Coffeehouse people, musicians, classical and American music enthusiasts:

Happy daylight savings time! As a heads up, the third concert in our 2010-2011 Arts on Elm Street series is a contemporary classical concert with the virtuosic Boston String Quartet (BSQ). They’ll be performing an all-American concert program at FUUSE this coming Saturday, March 19.

Please read below for more details and ticket information. The BSQ has four recordings to date. Samples of the group’s work can be heard at this link:

thebostonstringquartet.com

Boston String Quartet to present All American concert program at FUUSE, on

Saturday, March 19!

This spring, the Boston String Quartet will present an all-new program,”America”, featuring original compositions and arrangements by first violinist, Christopher Vuk, and Antonin Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet,written in Spillville, Iowa. The Boston String Quartet, known for their unique sound and contemporary playing techniques will be programming staples of American musical culture including jazz, ragtime, rock, and the blues.

Don’t forget to wear your heart on your sleeve!

The Boston String Quartet (BSQ), who perform with “mature depth and musical prowess” (Tower Records), have been delighting audiences throughout the Nation with their unique blend of repertoire and performance style and look forward to performing at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter on Saturday, March 19.

The BSQ has been a creative leader in contemporary classical music in New England. Having made their professional debut at Weil Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, the quartet performs their own arrangements of classical chamber music, rock, jazz, world music and more, and is continually “exploring different ways of sparking musical interest” [Boston Globe]. This journey has allowed for collaboration with John Mayer, the Boston Ballet, Fionnuala Gill, Giorgia Fumanti, Jennifer Holliday, Lisa Fisher, Tim Janis, Dave Fiucznyski, as well as opportunity to perform sold out performances at such venues as Symphony Hall, the Los Angeles Music Awards, PBS, Yankee Homecoming Festival, and for former president George H.W. Bush.

Committed to music education in New England, the members of the BSQ are currently Ensemble-in-Residence at contemporary music school, School of Groove. The quartet participates in multiple education tours each year,during which the group works with high school music programs in workshops,master classes, rehearsals, and performance.

To date, the BSQ has released four albums, including “Xibus” [a genre-stretching tour-de-force from one of the finest young touring string quartets in the United States – PARMA], a new release from Navona Recordings. The BSQ can be heard over the radio or may be found performing on local television stations, as well as nationally on PBS. Recordings maybe purchased world-wide from Naxos Recordings.

Please join us for a celebration of American Music at 7:30 PM on March 19 at The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter (FUUSE), on Elm St.

Tickets are $15, and are available at the Water St. Bookstore, online at:  or at the door. For more info call 603-679-1915.

For directions and other musical concerts at FUUSE, please visit:

www.artsonelm.org

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