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Boston String Quartet

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
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Discography

Xibus (2009)

Track listing:

1. Polaris
2. Palladio
3. Roads
4. Fading Away
5. She Is Like the Swallow
6. The Woods
7. The Boy and the Rose
8. Like It Is
9. Ave Maria
10. Hey Jude

Contrasts (2009)

Track Listing:

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major,
Op. 96, “American” (1893)

1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Lento
3. Molto vivace
4. Finale: vivace ma non troppo

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major (1903)

1. Allegro moderato – Très doux
2. Assez vif – Très rythmè
3. Très lent
4. Vif et agitè

On Christmas Eve (2008)

‘A lovely alternative sound for the holiday season’ – Audiophile Audition

We were excited to venture into the wonders of Christmas, joined by students and faculty of School of Groove, notably, vocal soloist Madeline Cooper, an 11 year old voice student. This album centers around Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and is interspersed with pieces such as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” the Carpenters “Merry Christmas Darling,” and more.

Track Listing:

1. When Christmas Comes to Town
2. Overture
3. March
4. All I Want for Christmas is You
5. Chinese
6. Russian Dance
7. Twas the Night Before Christmas
8. Dance of the Reed Pipes
9. Arabian Dances
10. Merry Christmas Darling
11. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
12. Nocturne
13. Waltz of the Flowers

Spectrum (2007)

Our debut CD, features soaring melodic lines in the Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightman classic, The Prayer … The incessant rhythm of the tango in Piazzolla’s classic arrangement of the 4 Seasons … and the intensity of youth in Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. “From solo cello to full symphonic orchestra, the range of diversity present here is more than compelling!”

Track Listing:

1. Summer
2. Cinema Paradiso
3. Prelude
4. Preparense
5. Autumn
6. Fairy Tales
7. The Prayer
8. Winter in Buenos Aires
9. Dracula
10. To the Victims of Fascism
11. Spring
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit
13. With Two Eyeglasses
14. Romanian Dances
15. Summer’s Julie-O

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Bio

Since its formation 2004, the Boston String Quartet has been a creative leader in contemporary classical music in New England. Having made their professional debut at Weil Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, the quartet performs their own arrangements of classical chamber music, rock, jazz, world music and more, and is continually “exploring different ways of sparking musical interest” [Boston Globe]. This journey has allowed for collaboration with John Mayer, the Boston Ballet, Fionnuala Gill, Giorgia Fumanti, Jennifer Holliday, Lisa Fisher, Tim Janis, Dave Fiucznyski, as well as opportunity to perform sold out performances at such venues as Symphony Hall, the Los Angeles Music Awards, PBS, Yankee Homecoming Festival, and for former president George H.W. Bush. Committed to music education in New England, the members of the Boston String Quartet are currently Ensemble-in-Residence at contemporary music school, School of Groove. To date, the Boston String Quartet has released four albums, including “Xibus” [a genre-stretching tour-de-force from one of the finest young touring string quartets in the United States – PARMA], a new release from Navona Recordings. The Boston String Quartet can be heard over the radio or may be found performing on local television stations, as well as nationally on PBS. Recordings may be purchased world-wide from Naxos.