Bates Recital Hall
2406 Robert Dedman
Austin, TX 78712
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
Bates Recital Hall, 2406 Robert Dedman
Featuring Crisantemi Quartet with Young Artists
Traditional dance music combined with original Cuban compositions. Discover the contemporary Cuban voice with this chamber orchestra led by the Crisantemi String Quartet from Havana.
Crisantemi String Quartet
The Crisantemi Quartet owes its name to the same titled work by Giacomo Puccini, which was the first piece the ensemble performed. It is a newly created Quartet, composed by students from the Cuban University of Arts who also belong to the Youth Orchestra of the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana. Crisantemi debuted in San Felipe Neri Hall during the Mozart Havana Festival 2016. From that time on, the group has participated in other music festivals, such as the Musicalia Festival (sponsored by the Cuban University of Arts) and the 13th edition of Havana Chamber Music Festival. In addition, Crisantemi has performed in José White Hall (Matanzas City), the National Museum of Fine Arts (Havana City) and the Saint Francis of Asis Hall (Havana City).
The young quartet has regularly taken part in the workshops offered by the Lyceum Mozartiano, receiving master classes from Walter Reiter, Michael Dabroski, Charles Wetherbee and Benjamin Schmid, among other outstanding musicians from around the world. Besides their work as a group, its members have their own careers as soloists, making them all prominent students and musicians.