This weekend: Quarteto Nuevo launches the Hearth's new concert series

They'll kick off the series on Jan. 18 with Quarteto Nuevo followed by Caro PIerotto on Feb. 23

The Hearth is excited to announce a new collaboration with Kay Meek Arts Centre in West Vancouver. Working with the centre, the Hearth will co-present a series of world-class concerts here on Bowen Island at Cove Commons. We will kick off the series on Jan. 18 with Quarteto Nuevo, followed by Caro PIerotto on Feb. 23. Take yourself on a captivating musical journey. Tickets are on now sale for these fabulous concerts, which we expect to sell out. 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop. 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.

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The L.A. Jazz Scene newspaper writes: “the most unique aspect of the group, is their ensemble sound. Influenced by styles from India and Mexico in addition to jazz and classical music. Quarteto Nuevo’s music is modern and uses advanced rhythms and time signatures, yet also has the sound of ancient times. Their nine performances on their CD are atmospheric, full of subtle surprises and unlike anything else heard in the jazz world.”

Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, Quarteto’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. Their repertoire ranges 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”.

Quarteto Nuevo’s members have performed and recorded with a diverse line-up of famous and renown groups including: Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Moscow Symphony, Dave Brubeck, Rush, Ali Jihad Racy, Jay Z  among others.

Concerts will be at the Library Annex and tickets are available online through Kay Meek. To purchase online tickets visit kaymeek.com/events/quarteto-nuevo-the-hearth

Ticket prices are: $38 adults; $35 seniors & students; *$33 Hearth members. Tickets at the door, if available, will be sold for $45.

The Gallery @ Cove Commons is currently closed for the annual spruce up. You can purchase paper tickets for either concert by emailing creative@thehearth.ca.

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