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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.
For further information, please visit www.carpediemstringquartet.com.
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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|