'Quatrocelli' opens 2005 Community Concerts series

Music aficionados throughout the Yakima Valley have a chance to take in a wide variety of sounds during the course of this year's Lower Valley Community Concerts series.

The series is kicking off next month with a performance by Quatrocelli.

Quatrocelli is an ensemble, made up of four cellists, who work to combine both the serious side of music and the lighter side. The group will perform Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

Helping ensure that the four performers are able to play together flawlessly, is the fact that each of the cellists attended the same school in Aachen, Germany. Each of the members also studied under the same teacher, Hans Christian Schweiker.

Quatrocelli is just the first of a variety of performers who are scheduled to play at the auditorium in the coming months.

On Jan. 10, The Coats are set to perform. The group is an a cappella vocal ensemble, which has played with the Beach Boys and Hall and Oates.

Feb. 21, Hector Olivera will perform as part of the concert series. Olivera is an internationally acclaimed organist, who has performed at the Cathedral de Notre Dame, Carnegie Hall and the Crystal Cathedral.

March 11, Edgar Cruz will perform at the auditorium. Cruz has been named Oklahoma's Best Performing Artist and Best Acoustic Guitarist for the past three years by the Oklahoma Gazette.

The final concert in the series will take place on April 23 and will feature Todd Green. Green is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays a blend of classical and improvised music. He plays string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world.

Season tickets for the Lower Valley Community Concert Series are $40 for adults, $85 for a family, which includes admission for two adults and two children, and student tickets are $15. Season tickets can be purchased from Barbara Skinner at 839-5222.


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