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Carpe Diem Quartet Plays Chamber Music Series

By: Sherry Squires   Published 12:01 pm / October 24, 2011

The 2011-12 Boise Chamber Music Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, with Carpe Diem, one of the most versatile quartets of their generation.

Carpe Diem has earned critical acclaim with innovative programming, electrifying performances and a passion for audience engagement. The group’s musical passion has led them down the paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, but the quartet is equally at home with the traditional string quartet repertoire. Their Boise performance will feature Mendelssohn’s posthumous “Quartet in F Minor,” new works by jazz pianist/arranger Bradley Sowash and Carpe Diem violist Korine Fugiwara, a Gypsy Czardas arranged from a work by Vitorrio Monti, and Astor Piazzolla’s miniature tone poem, “Autumn,” from “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.”

Carpe Diem will coach a string quartet master class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. Two Boise State student quartets will perform. This educational event is free and open to the public.

For single tickets at $25 ($20 students and seniors) to the Friday concert in the Velma V. Morrison Center Recital Hall, call 426-1216 or email jbelfy@boisestate.edu. The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series are supported by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State Department of Music.