Throughout music history there seems to be quite a number of quartets that have been popular. String quartets, jazz quartets, and what is probably the most popular band in history also happened to be a quartet.
Well this month the Lakewood …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution in 2022-2023 of $50 or more, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.
Well this month the Lakewood Cultural Center will be featuring a trio of concerts that will feature a quartet of musicians dedicated to each of the examples I just mentioned.
To begin with, on Thursday, Feb. 20 they will be presenting the Minetti Quartet, a terrific string quartet from Austria. This is a young group consisting of two violins, viola and cello that have won more international prizes since 2003 than any other performing quartet performing today. They bring a youthful enthusiasm to classical music that really adds the kind of vibrancy to their performances that never fails to delight any audience. They have toured all over the world and performed at almost every major music festival in Europe. When it comes to chamber music, this is the group you want to go see.
If you were around 50 years ago and watching television, then you probably saw the Ed Sullivan show that broadcast on Feb. 9, 1964. If not, then you might have heard about it. That was the show where he uttered the words “Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles.” The most popular quartet in history made it’s U.S. television debut that night.
Well if you would like to relive that experience or are a Beatles fan at all, then you don’t want to miss the FourEver Fab show on Friday, Feb. 21. This is a Beatles tribute band based right here in Colorado and they recreate the music note for note using authentic gear like Vox amps, Ludwig drums, Rickenbacker and Epiphone guitars and the famous violin shaped Hofner bass that Paul McCartney played. They even wear the appropriate costumes to match the different eras of the music. This is one show that promises to have you singing along and remembering the music that has been an important part of most of our lives.
Now when it comes to jazz there were many quartets, but none of them had the magical combination of innovation and popularity that made Dave Brubeck one of the biggest names in jazz. Songs like “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk” are some of the most respected and beloved jazz compositions ever.
Dave may have passed away, but his legacy lives on because he has two sons, Chris and Dan who are both amazing jazz musician in their own rites. Chris plays bass and trombone and Dan is a terrific jazz drummer. Together they have the Brubeck Brothers Quartet which also features Mike DeMicco on Guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano. Trust me, this is one smoking hot group that you don’t want to miss, they are all amazing.
The group will be appearing in concert on Saturday, Feb. 22. They will be playing some of the Dave Brubeck classics, but they have their own repertoire of compositions as well. It’s just great music all the way around.
Tickets for the Minetti Quartet and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet run $25 for adults, $22.50 for students/seniors, $15 for children (3-12) and a box seat runs $27.50. The FourEver Fab show has all it’s tickets priced at $25.
You can order tickets by going to the Lakewood Cultural Center website at . For more information call 303-987-7845.
The Lakewood Cultural Center is located at 470 South Alameda Parkway in Lakewood. That’s about Alameda and Wadsworth across for the Belmar Center.
Other items that may interest you
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.