A rare visit by award-winning UK based quartet performing "Turning Point Paris," with works by Mozart, Glass, Debussy and Piazzolla.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ticket Information

 Tickets may be purchased through our website: redwoodarts.org, at brownpapertickets.com, at Handgoods in Occidental, and if available, at the concert.  Individual tickets are $25.00 for general admission, and $10.00 for full-time students with ID.  For further information, visit redwoodarts.org or call 874-1124.

12:04 PM
Presented By
Redwood Arts Council
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Candace Mackey
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The UK based Carducci String Quartet will perform “Turning Point Paris: Four Composers and One City that Changed Their Lives Forever,” with works by Mozart, Glass, Debussy and Piazzolla. Join us at the Occidental Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on October 20 to hear one of Europe’s top young quartets.  As comfortable onstage at Wigmore Hall in London as they are with the many students that they coach and perform for, this will be a breathtaking and educational evening! Comprised of two married couples – one British and one Irish – the name 'Carducci' was given to the Quartet by the Mayor of that Italian city after he heard the ensemble in numerous concerts at the Castagnetto-Carducci Festival. Since then, the Carducci Quartet has been in residence at the Aldeburgh Festival and recently launched its own festival in Gloucestershire, UK.

The Carducci Quartet regularly performs for UK school children through the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust and West Cork Music. They were nominated for a 2011 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their family concert 'Getting the Quartet Bug!'. Additional residencies include Ireland's Cork School of Music, London's Trinity College of Music, Cardiff University in Wales and a self-produced seminar for young musicians in France.  In addition, their international tours have taken them to Italy, Japan, Colombia, Panama, the USA and Australia.

The four Carducci players have studied with members of the Amadeus, Chilingirian, Takacs and Vanbrugh quartets, and they are the current Richard Carne Junior Fellows at Trinity College of Music. As part of the ProQuartet professional training program in France, they have studied with Gyorgy Kurtag, Paul Katz and Valentin Erben of the Alban Berg Quartet.


Ensemble Name
Carducci Quartet
Matthew Denton, Violin Michelle Fleming, Violin Eoin Schmidt-Martin, Viola Emma Denton, Cello
Mozart, Glass, Debussy and Piazzolla

Turning Point Paris
Four composers and one city that changed their lives forever
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet K.465 “Dissonance”
Maurice Ravel Quartet in F major
Bela Bartok String Quartet No.4
Astor Piazzolla Four for Tango

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Court
Occidental, CA