Broadening musical horizons |

Broadening musical horizons

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Tahoe Arts Project is launching its 20th season with Quartet San Francisco, a group of first-rate classical musicians. This special evening will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and seniors, and may be purchased in advance at the South Lake Tahoe or Tahoe Douglas chamber of commerce. To charge tickets by phone call (530) 542-3632.

Founded in 2001 by renowned jazz and classical violinist Jeremy Cohen, Quartet San Francisco is dedicated to performing every composition true to the style in which it was conceived. Their repertoire, although solidly grounded in traditional string quartet fare, serves up Big Band, Latin and jazz with infectious enthusiasm and incredible technique. Others perform similar works, but what makes Quartet San Francisco unique in the world of classical music is that the members do not apply classical methods of playing to these other pieces. They have studied and continue to study the different styles that they perform. From tango to Tchaikovsky, Beethoven to Brubeck, Mozart to Mancini, Quartet San Francisco uses the rich sound of strings to broaden musical horizons.

Their mission is to bring diverse, exciting, eclectic music to classically oriented audiences in informal, lively and humor-filled programs that will leave concertgoers with a whole new appreciation for what can be accomplished with eight hands and 16 strings.

Educational, emotional and simply excellent – that’s an evening with Quartet San Francisco.

Quartet San Francisco will be performing for more than 5,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students as part of Tahoe Arts Project’s performing arts programs in the schools.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization that brings professional performing artists into the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe.

For more information call (530) 542-3632.

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