Quarteto Nuevo Touring Programs
Quarteto Nuevo’s World Fusion program merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! 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! Quarteto Nuevo’s master musicians create emotionally-charged soundscapes with instruments and sensibilities that represent very different world cultures. Their unique instrumentation – soprano saxophone/woodwinds (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 Titus”, “Rain Song” and “Dizer O Que”.
The Jazz Roads program features Quarteto Nuevo performing original jazz compositions inspired by diverse musical cultures along with compositions by great composers such as Chick Corea, Egberto Gismonti, and Astor Piazzolla. Audiences will hear a multitude of influences from around the world firmly rooted in the American jazz tradition.
In this all-classical program, Quarteto Nuevo embraces their conservatory backgrounds as they present an array of works by some of history’s most unique composers. From Frenchmen Erik Satie and Claude Debussy to South Americans Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos to their original compositions, this program will delight the most discerning musical palette.
The Music of South America:
Take a musical journey to South America from Argentinian Tango to Brazilian Samba and beyond! This unique program combines Quarteto Nuevo’s distinctive arrangements of South America’s greatest contemporary and historical composers with their original compositions inspired by the musical and cultural diversity of the Americas!
In this imaginative and captivating program, Quarteto Nuevo presents musical cultures from around the globe! Experience Quarteto’s distinct blend of improvisation and virtuosic flair as the group romps through classics and original compositions from The Balkans, Northern India, Latin America and a few surprises in a musical adventure unlike any other!