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Carpe Diem String Quartet

April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$5 - $50

Performing Live in Ann Arbor on April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm:

Carpe Diem String Quartet!

Virtuosity without pomposity.

That could be a bumper sticker for the Carpe Diem String Quartet, a group of adventurous musicians with Columbus roots and a growing reputation for innovative ensemble music. ~ The Columbus Dispatch

carpe diem string quartet in a casual pose
The Carpe Diem String Quartet photographed at George Bowers Grocery in Staunton, Virginia on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Photo by Pat Jarrett

We here at Stone Chalet Events are really excited to welcome Carpe Diem String Quartet. They will be performing here in April 2016 in our beautiful event hall. Please join us for this intimate concert held in our home at Stone Chalet at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Berkshire. Tickets at Eventbrite.

carpe diem string quartet formally dressed
The Carpe Diem String Quartet photographed at George Bowers Grocery in Staunton, Virginia on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Photo by Pat Jarrett


CDSQ will be playing works by Beethoven, Borodin and Fujiwara

Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 1
Borodin String Quartet No. 2
Fujiwara  Fiddle Suite Montana
Reception to Follow

Tickets at Eventbrite – HERE

$50 Choir Balcony, up one flight of stairs, 10 seats only, available until April 5th.
$30 Reserved Rows 1-2
$20 Reserved Rows 3-5
$15 General Admission
$5 Student General admission – must provide ID at the door

About Carpe Diem:

One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. Carpe Diem defies easy classification with programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music, and has become one of America’s premiere “indie” string quartets, without sacrificing its commitment to the traditional quartet repertoire. From a recent review “Until Saturday evening, I had never heard a performance by one of these multilingual quartets where the classical repertoire was delivered at a level that was competitive with the finest traditional groups. But the Carpe Diem Quartet, appearing at the Dumbarton Church, was extraordinary. Among these contemporary quartets who speak in different tongues, the Carpe Diem is the best one out there.” (The Washington Post, Washington, DC)

The quartet continues to rack up accolades and awards. For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem was the only quartet in America chosen to receive an ArtsAlive Award from the PNC Foundation, and they received rave reviews such as: “This is an accomplished ensemble with a distinctive sound and personality” (San Diego Union Tribune); “One would have to search long and hard to find a more charming and enjoyable chamber music concert. A number of elements contributed to this end result, not the least of which the superb musicianship of the four musicians – Carpe Diem is a seriously talented quartet in the most traditional definition.” (Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, FL).

Carpe Diem seeks out, and is sought after by, artists from many different genres for collaborations. Carpe Diem’s diverse musical partnerships include American singer/songwriter/guitarist Willy Porter, Latin Grammy winner/bandoneón player Raul Juarena, klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, cellist Yo Yo Ma, banjo virtuoso and Canadian Folk Music “Artist of the Year” Jayme Stone, Dixieland trumpeter Tom Battenberg, Chinese pipa player Yihan Chen, and world master of the Persian santoor Dariush Saghafi. The quartet is the resident ensemble for Columbus Dance Theatre, and their joint project The String Machine was aired by WOSU-PBS television through 2007-2008, and nominated for an Emmy award. Carpe Diem champions the music of living composers, and has commissioned, premiered, and performed works from a broad and stylistically diverse range of composers including Frank Bennett, Lawrence Dillon, Danny Elfman, Ken Fuchs, Korine Fujiwara, Osvaldo Golijov, Andre Hajdu, Donald Harris, Jennifer Higdon, Jonathan Leshnoff, Nicholas Maw, William Thomas McKinley, Clancy Newman, Carter Pann, Kevin Putts, Eric Sawyer, Gunther Schuller, Richard Smoot, Bradley Sowash, Reza Vali, and Bruce Wolosoff, among others.


Carpe Diem String Quartet is represented by: Lisa Sapinkopf Artists & Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.

For further information, please visit www.carpediemstringquartet.com.


April 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $50


Stone Chalet Events


Stone Chalet Event Center
1917 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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