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Bay Area Classical Music Meetup Message Board › Musical Art Quintet plays tonight @ Red Poppy Art House

Musical Art Quintet plays tonight @ Red Poppy Art House

Charith P.
user 12006614
San Francisco, CA
Hi everyone,

For those of you who missed us Wednesday at Milk Bar, or for those who came who'd like to see us again, Classical Revolution's Musical Art Quintet is playing tonight 8pm at the Red Poppy Art House.

The Red Poppy is a cozy intimate performing space on the corner of 23rd and Folsom in the Mission District.

This is not an official meetup, just want to let you all know in case you're looking for some musical activity tonight.

Details below:

Classical Revolution returns to the Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street
Mission District, SF

The Musical Art Quintet performs classical chamber music for the 21st century.  While steeped in the classical tradition, the group’s members are trained in genres such as salsa, tango, jazz, klezmer and improvisation.The Quintet aims to transcend the notion of what chamber music can be by performing music that is truly modern... and unique, often in nontraditional venues.

The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 as part of the cross-border collective known as Classical Revolution—its members developing their compositions while performing events around San Francisco. Often, a new composition with the ink still wet would be performed prima vista by the musicians at these events. Over time, the Quintet began to cement its status as a top world music string ensemble. They have recorded this year alone with Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Stevan Pasero (Twelve
Shades of Night, Sugo Records), and the Argentine Tango group Trio Garufa (El Rumor de tus Tangos, Garufa Records).

All of the music and forms played by the Musical Art Quintet are based in rhythm and dance—whether it’s Afro-Cuban, Argentine tango, funk or electronica. Much like J.S. Bach based his suites on dance forms such the gigue or sarabande, the music of the Quintet remains rooted in rhythm and dance.

Anthony Blea: violin
Philip Brezina: violin
Charith Premawardhana: viola
Shain Carrasco: cello
Sascha Jacobsen: bass

The name of the Quintet is taken from The Musical Art Quartet, a string quartet formed in the 1950s and led by Sascha Jacobsen, the great-grandfather and namesake of the bassist and composer of tonight’s
quintet. The original Musical Art Quartet was named for the school in New York (the New York School of Musical Arts) that would later become the Julliard School, where the elder Sascha taught violin.

$10-20 sliding scale. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.­­­
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