Award Winning Quartet in Concert

Cuarteto LatinamericanoCuarteto Latinamericano, the internationally-recognized, two-time Grammy Award nominated string quartet, and soprano Janice Johnson will appear in a free concert Friday April 8 at 8:00 p.m. in Hudson Hall at the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. The quartet, which has received international acclaim, will perform the early Arnold Schoenberg masterpiece, Verklaerte Nacht, two new pieces by Mexico's premiere composers, Gabriela Ortiz and Carlos Sanchez Gutierrez and a new work, Lorca Settings for voice and string quartet, composed by Willamette's composer-in-residence, John Peel. Ms. Johnson will join the quartet for the Lorca Settings piece.

The Cuarteto Latinomaericano, brought to the University by the New Music at Willamette Program, has produced more than 27 compact disk recordings. Since 1987, they have been the string-quartet-in-artists-in-residence at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh as well as artists-in-residence at the Belles Artes in Mexico City.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255.