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Guest Artist Recital: Carpe Diem String Quartet

Event Type: Music
Facility: School of Music (MUS)
Presented By: School of Music
One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe 
Diem String Quartet is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and 
audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. With programming 
that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the 
traditional string quartet repertoire, Carpe Diem has defied easy classification while quickly becoming 
one of America's premiere "indie" string quartets.

The quartet continues to rack up accolades and awards. For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem 
was the only quartet in America chosen to receive prestigious ArtsAlive Awards from the PNC 
Foundation, and they received rave reviews such as: "This is an accomplished ensemble with a 
distinctive sound and personality" (San Diego Union Tribune); "One would have to search long and 
hard to find a more charming and enjoyable chamber music concert . . . A number of elements 
contributed to this end result, not the least of which the superb musicianship of the four 
musicians-Carpe Diem is a seriously talented quartet in the most traditional definition." 
(Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, FL).  "Until Saturday evening, I had never heard a performance by one of 
these multilingual quartets where the classical repertoire was delivered at a level that was competitive 
with the finest traditional groups. But the Carpe Diem Quartet, appearing at the Dumbarton Church, 
was extraordinary. Among these contemporary quartets who speak in different tongues, the Carpe 
Diem is the best one out there." (Washington Post)

Carpe Diem is committed to pushing the limits of the classical string quartet and to changing the 
concert experience of chamber music. Using innovative programming, thematic concerts, popular 
music for younger generations, cameras and video to assist in the visual presentation, as well as 
speaking from the stage to better engage the audience, Carpe Diem is bringing new audiences into 
the concert hall and revitalizing the chamber music experience.  

Carpe Diem String Quartet is represented by: Lisa Sapinkopf Artists & Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.

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Date: 4/5/2013
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Purchase Tickets: AT THE DOOR Only-1hr prior to performance-No Internet Sales- $7 Adult/$5 Student & Senior
Location: Barness Recital Hall
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
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