Friday, April 8, 2016

Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano Closes 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions

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The 2015-16 season of Musical Excursions culminates with a performance by Cuarteto Latinoamericano on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of UNO’s Performing Arts Center. Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world's most renowned classical music ensembles, and for more than 30 years has been the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet.

Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan and New Zealand. The group has premiered more than 100 works written for it and it continues to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. Winners of a 2012 Latin Grammy, the Cuarteto has been recognized with the Mexican Music Critics Association Award and three times received Chamber Music America/ASCAP's "Most Adventurous Programming" Award.

Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and UNO faculty and staff, $5 for non-UNO students and free for UNO students. Tickets may be purchased here or at the door as available. For more information see musicalexcursions.uno.edu or call (504) 280-6381.

The highly regarded Musical Excursions Series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. The series is presented jointly by the Department of Music and the Arts Administration Program at the University of New Orleans, in association with WWNO Radio. The sponsors for the 2015-16 series are: the UNO Student Government, the Mitchiner-Gittinger Family Foundation, the Harper Family Foundation, 89.9 WWNO, the Maison Dupuy Hotel and Muriel's Jackson Square Restaurant.