FALLBROOK – For its first concert of the New Year, Fallbrook Music Society will present Quarteto Nuevo – a one-of-a-kind musical ensemble. The four innovative musicians which make up the group hail from the Los Angeles music scene and return to Fallbrook for an encore performance Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m.
"This quartet is a prime example of genre-bending: they artfully merge Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz into their performances," Bob Freaney, president of Fallbrook Music Society said. "These musical virtuosos skillfully meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary flair that enchants audiences of all ages."
Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, Quarteto's four master musicians create a wide range of musical experiences and exhilarating compositions with something for everyone to enjoy. Their unique instrumentation of Damon Zick on soprano saxophone, Jacob Szekely on cello, Kenton Youngstrom on acoustic guitar and Felipe Fraga on percussion richly colors their wide-ranging repertoire.
The Fallbrook musical experience will provide a program with selections that encompass the musicians' roots in the classical tradition, and their passion for musical discovery with such works as Astor Piazzolla's "Histoire du Tango – III. Night Club 1960" and Chick Corea's "Children's Song No. 6" to some of their original works "Dizer O Que," "Hector, Desmond and Titus" and "Arches."
The Quarteto Nuevo concert will take place in Fallbrook's Mission Theater, 231 N. Main Avenue. Doors open at 1:30 p.m .; seating is general admission. The performance is free admission and no tickets are required.
Donations are welcome, however, to support the society's tradition of delivering excellence in live music to Fallbrook and its surrounding communities. Fallbrook Music Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit http://fallbrookmusicsociety.org, or call 760-451-8644.
Submitted by Fallbrook Music Society.