April 3-8, 2020

Damon Zick / Quarteto Nuevo

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Damon Zick / Quarteto Nuevo
Burbank, CA
Grant amount: $13,569

Performances

About the Artist

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’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 TitusRain Song, and Dizer O Que.

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