BOCCHERINI’S WORST NIGHTMARE
Sara Parkins, Sarah Thornblade – violins
Johanna Hood – viola
Maggie Parkins – cello
Marco Cappelli – guitar
Eclipse quartet and Marco Cappelli met a year go, starting a collaboration with the goal to expand the sound of a quintessential classical combination, string quartet and guitar. Starting from the root of the classical repertoire (Boccherini’s Quintets), they work together commissioning and premiering works of contemporary composers, opening the quintet sound to the use of amplified sound and electronic.
Tonight’s program, being entirely acoustic, shows new works by Elliott Sharp, Giorgio Tedde and Ralph Towner, together with well known pieces by Fred Frith and John King.