Meta4 Sat. Oct. 14, 2023 - 4pm Southern Theatre
Meta4’s “internal give-and-take between voices is captivatingly observed” as described by The Strad as the quartet balances the power of their own musicianship and their remarkable instruments – which includes a Stradivarius violin and Lorenzo Storiani cello. Since Meta4’s international breakthrough in 2007, they’ve been stalwarts in the finest halls and chamber competitions. They boast award-winnings studio albums and their genre-bending performances blur the boundaries of folk, early, and contemporary music.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble Sat. Nov. 4, 2023 - 7pm Southern Theatre
Renowned for their fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest works, Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble pushes the boundaries of the classics. The ensemble is comprised of the top talent of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra and their reverence for traditional favorites speaks for itself as the performers of the soundtrack of the Oscar-award winning film Amadeus. Today, the ensemble is led by violin virtuosos and Music Director Joshua Bell. The ensemble performs in various make-ups of instrumentation, from string quintets to octets, and often feature winds.
Isidore String Quartet Sat. Feb. 24, 2024 - 7pm Southern Theatre
Hailed as “passionate musicians that approach their work…with a mature seriousness and purpose” (Barry Shiffman, Banff International String Quartet Competition), Isidore String Quartet is taking the chamber music world by storm after their triumph of winning the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022. The ensemble credits their breakthrough to ‘approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’ When not occupied with one of their prestigious residencies, Isidore String Quartet explores the vast landscape of body awareness, mental preparation, and performance practice through the Alexander Technique.
Chanticleer Sat. Apr. 27, 2024 - 7pm Southern Theatre
Declared as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, Grammy-award winning ensemble Chanticleer’s repertoire spans classical, gospel, jazz, popular, and new works. With over 40 albums recorded, Chanticleer is credited as being one of the most prominent recording and touring ensembles in the world and is one of Billboard magazine’s Top 10 best-selling classical artists. Best captured by The Boston Globe, “The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” The group was founded by Louis Botto in 1978 in San Francisco.
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