The second event in this season’s new “Bothwell Presents” series, Quarteto Nuevo will bring a unique world-fusion sound to the relaxed and intimate performance space at the Bothwell Arts Center. Their distinctive instrumentation richly colors music that infuses Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic contemporary feel. The group was described by The Los Angeles Times as taking “eclecticism to far reaches with warmth and lyricism.”
Quarteto Nuevo’s members include Damon Zick on the soprano saxophone and woodwinds, Kenton Youngstrom on acoustic guitar, Jacob Szekely on cello, with percussion by Felipe Fraga. The four master-musicians effortlessly blend their individual styles, creating emotionally charged soundscapes that represent dramatically different world cultures. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes music from Heitor Villa-Lobos “Bachianas Brasileiras” and Chick Corea’s “Children’s Song No. 6” to traditional Macedonian “Gadjarsko” and original works.
The members of Quarteto Nuevo bring broad expertise and varied backgrounds to the group. Each has performed and recorded with symphonies and orchestras nationwide, as well as with such legendary artists as Dave Brubeck, Rush, John Tesh, Ellie Goulding, and many others.
Said Szekely, “We lean toward jazz because we love it, but we’re all steeped in classical music.”
They unite different musical influences, improvising on core melodies to craft a unique fusion. At the Bothwell Arts Center, Quarteto Nuevo will share their appealing approach to sound and style, ushering audiences on a musical journey around the world.
The “Bothwell Presents” series features smaller groups and innovative artists in an intimate, less structured setting. Tickets for all events in the series are just $20 each.
Learn More About The Bothwell Arts Center In Livermore
Since 2006, the Bothwell has been a premier space for rehearsals, performances, events, and studio work. Ask anyone involved in the cultural arts and they’ll tell you how valuable this arts center really is. Through the years, over 40,000 people have benefited from workshops, classes, and performances at the Bothwell.
The list of frequent Bothwell renters is impressive, from Sycamore Strings Academy and Livermore Opera to Jazz Labb and Livermore Opera. There’s no question the Bothwell has everything your group needs to prepare for an upcoming performance. We should also mention this space is home to local performing arts teachers, students, and ongoing dance programs.
Please know that your support of the Bothwell Arts Center goes a long way. Here are some additional individuals and groups that rely on the generosity of residents in the Tri-Valley area:
- Nonprofits such as Livermore Amador Symphony, Pacific Chamber Symphony, TwoDay Town, Encore Players, Livermore Lion’s Club, and Friday Figure Workshop
- Meetings for ongoing activities such as the Artists’ Show & Tell/Critique Night, Encore Players, and Visual artists
- Events and meetings for non-cultural events such as private parties, concerts, and more
Whether you plan on joining us for the appearance of Quarteto Nuevo or volunteering for an upcoming activity, we want to thank you for your continued support of the Bothwell performing arts center in Livermore. Contact us today for more information.