posted March 17, 2009

Grammy-Nominated Quartet San Francisco to Perform

The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the multi Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco, Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Grammy-nominated for its last two releases, including nominations for "Best Classical Crossover" in 2006 and 2007, and an international tango competition winner (New York, 2004), Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing.  The group's repertoire ranges from Astor Piazzolla' tangos to the jazz of Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck.

The quartet's most recent recording, "Whirled Chamber Music," featured American composer Raymond Scott along with works by David Grisman, Chick Corea and Burton Lane.  "All About Jazz" said the recording "could easily be the most cheerful and brilliantly-executed release of 2007."

Since its concert debut in 2001, Quartet San Francisco has offered its exclusive and ground-breaking literature to local, national, and international audiences in a variety of venues that include tango and concert halls, jazz festivals, museums and classrooms.  "The musicians played with breezy wit, fine technical finish and a genuine feeling for musical idiom," reviewed "The Washington Post."

Quartet San Francisco is Jeremy Cohen and Kayo Miki, violinists; Keith Lawrence, violist; and Joel Cohen, cellist. More information on the group can be found at www.quartetsanfrancisco.com and the Hope College Great Performance Series, www.hope.edu/gps.

Tickets for the performance are on sale at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, and cost $17 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.