Cuarteto Latinoamericano, an award-winning string quartet from Mexico, will perform on Friday, Feb. 10, as part of the university's long-running Solo and Chamber Music Series. The ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Recital Hall.
Formed in 1982, Cuarteto Latinoamericano is known around the world as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. The ensemble is composed of three brothers, Saúl and Arón Bitrán, who play violin, and cellist Alvaro Bitrán, along with violist Javier Montiel.
Cuarteto Latinoamericano has toured extensively around the world and collaborated with a wide variety of artists. Their extensive discography includes nearly 50 titles.
Under the auspices of the Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles of Venezuela, the Cuarteto has created the Latin American Academy for String Quartets, based in Caracas, which serves as a training ground for five select young string quartets from the Sistema.
Tickets for the concert are $12 for the general public and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18. Full-time PSU students are entitled to a free ticket. Tickets are available in advance from the PSU Ticket Office, 620-235-4796, and at the door the evening of the performance. For information about the Solo and Chamber Music Series, contact the Department of Music, 620-235-4466.
For more information on Cuarteto Latinoamericano, visit their website at Cuarteto Latinoamericano.com.