Burning River Brass DaPonte String Quartet Luna Negra Dance Theater Del Sol String QuartetThomas Gallant Pieter Wispelwey Daedalus String Quartet Alexander Melnikov Stephen Kent

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DaPonte String Quartet with soprano Roxana Tourigny

8 pm Friday, September 19, 2008
URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston
Program: Quartettsatz, Schubert; Il Tramonto, Respighi; Mourning Songs of Greek Women (Premier Season), Gia Comolli; and Quartet No.2 in A minor Op.13, Mendelssohn
Tickets  $15 General; $12 Seniors and $5 Students  

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New England Foundation for the Arts

“…with tremendous emotional connection….solidarity of tone and warmth in their sound…hypnotic energy and an ominous restraint….fascinating, well-balanced programming make one eager to hear them again.”   Anthony Albel  New York Concert Review

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Burning River Brass

 

8 pm, Friday, October 3, 2008
URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston
Program:  Mixed repertoire covering multiple centuries
Tickets:  $20 General; $15 Seniors and $5 Students  

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“The playing is alive and beautifully balanced, and the players hardly can contain themselves." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Pieter Wispelwey, Cellist –Alexander Melnikov, Pianist


8 pm, Saturday, November 8, 2008
URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston
Program:  Barber, Chopin, Martinu,and Rachmaninoff
Tickets:  $15 General; $12 Seniors and $5 Students 

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“Chamber music playing at this level involves something more than shared chemistry.  Phrases that began at the piano as virile chords or sweeping arpeggios were absorbed by the cellist’s fleet fingers and prodigious bow arm as if by osmosis.  One player ceded the right of way to the other with a spontaneity that fairly crackled. “ John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

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Del Sol String Quartet with Stephen Kent, Didjeridu

8 pm, Friday, February 6, 2009
URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston
Program:  Chinary Ung, Peter Sculthorpe, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Astor Piazzolla
In conjunction with the URI Music Department Jazz & World Music Festival
Tickets:  $15 General; $12 Seniors and $5 Students 

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*An example of world classical music written /arranged for string quartet and didjeridu!  It works and is fascinating and thrill for the ear.* Roxana Tourigny, Great Performances, URI

“Stephen Kent played three didjeridoos, with different pitches. He collaborated marvelously with the West Coast’s Del Sol String Quartet that has long championed modern music and done it stylishly, evocatively.”  Paul Hertelendy, artssf.com

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Daedalus String Quartet with Oboist Thomas Gallant and Soprano Roxana Tourigny

8 pm Friday, April 3, 2009
URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston
Program: Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Scottish Composer David Horne – All British Isles Composers – unusual and varied.
Tickets:  $15 General; $12 Seniors; and $5 Students   

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"Daedalus has an especially sensitive way of revealing the silences in the music. Even one-beat rests become like moments where thoughts can be collected before a fresh statement can be made. It feels as though the music is being both composed and played in the moment. A fine talent, indeed. ... Standout playing." Edmonton Journal

 “A player (Gallant) who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit.”  The New Yorker

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Luna Negra Dance Theater

2 pm, Sunday, May 3, 2009
URI Fine Arts Center Will Theatre, Kingston
Program:  Mixed repertoire
Tickets:  $20 General; $15 Seniors; and $5 students   

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New England Endowment for the Arts New England Foundation for the Arts

 

“Luna Negra artists dance their hearts out…and the well-trained dancers have a gift for connecting with the audience.”   Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

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