'Jazzy interludes and mesmerizing rhythms:' Quarteto Nuevo performs at The Lyric Sunday - Casper, WY Oil City News
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‘Jazzy interludes and mesmerizing rhythms:’ Quarteto Nuevo performs at The Lyric Sunday

Quarteto Nuevo will perform at The Lyric Sunday, August 2. (Quarteto Nuevo, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo — Ensemble musical group Quarteto Nuevo will perform “jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms” Sunday, August 2 at 4:00 pm at The Lyric venue in downtown Casper. The event continues ARTCORE’s 2020-2021 season.

“Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop,” said ARTCORE. “They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages. “

Quarteto Nuevo is:

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  • Damon Zick on soprano saxophone/alto flute 
  • Kenton Youngstrom on guitar 
  • Jacob Szekely on cello 
  • Felipe Fraga on hand percussion 

The winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions create emotionally-charged soundscapes with instruments and sensibilities that represent very different world cultures, according to Artcore.

LA Jazz Scene said, “The most unique aspect of the group is their ensemble sound. Influenced by styles from India and Mexico in addition to jazz and classical music, Quarteto Nuevo’s music is modern and uses advanced rhythms and time signatures yet also has the sound of ancient times.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under, $12 for seniors, and $7 for students and school teachers.

Partial funding is from Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Arts Council.

This performance is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.