La Catrina Quartet brings Latin American string quartets by Mexico's Silvestre Revueltas and Peruvian-American Gabriela Lena Frank to Meany Theater, along with classic quartets by Haydn and Dvorak, on Oct. 30, 2012.
La Catrina Quartet
New Mexico-based La Catrina Quartet offers something different: string-quartet repertory with a Latin American flavor.
Their Tuesday concert features works by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas (“Musica de Feria”: a compact three-movement quartet that practically combusts its way out of its nine-minute confines) and Peruvian-American composer Gabriela Lena Frank (“Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout” for string quartet, whose title perfectly captures the piece’s blend of Western scoring and haunting Andean folk melody).
Also on the program: Haydn’s winsome String Quartet No. 53 (“The Lark”) and Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 (“American”), inspired by his stay in Iowa in 1893 and written just after his New World Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $20-$35 (206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org).
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Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer