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Quartet New Generation to Close UW Cultural Programs Concert Series


April 7, 2009 — If you buy a ticket for the final event of the University of Wyoming's 2008-09 Cultural Programs' Concert Series, you'll likely hear sounds you've never before heard.

Quartet New Generation (QNG), a contemporary ensemble of recorder players from Amsterdam with a sound as unique as the instruments they use on stage, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Tickets cost $18 for the public and $15 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available by calling the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or at the Web site www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

"With some 20 different instruments, QNG goes back and forth between contemporary music, much of it commissioned, and early music, which means you might well hear a Jimi Hendrix transcription followed by William Byrd," says UW Cultural Programs Director Cedric Reverand. "We think you'll find QNG to be exciting, highly original and fun."

Founded in September 1998, QNG has won major awards in its home country of The Netherlands, as well as Poland, France and across North America, including first prize in the 2004 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

To learn more about QNG and to listen to its music, go to the ensemble's official Web site at www.quartetnewgeneration.com.

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Quartet New Generation will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the UW Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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