Four to tango
The Washoe County Concert Association closes its 2005-2006 season with a performance by Quartet San Francisco. The string quartet performs a wide range of styles including classical, jazz, big band and Latin. Violinist and quartet founder Jeremy Cohen studied under Anne Crowden and Itzhak Perlman and has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Virginia Symphony, the California Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic. His fellow band members—violinist Kayo Miki, violist Emily Onderdonk and cellist Joel Cohen—have also worked with various orchestras in the United States and Europe. The group’s 2002 self-titled debut gave listeners a taste of their eclectic repertoire: tango selections, Dave Brubeck tunes and even a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke.” Their latest CD, Látigo, has a decidedly Latin flavor. The quartet prides itself on its fresh approach to chamber music. “Our performance on first listen may be formal concert material but is stylistically intense, really swings and has a hard groove,” Jeremy Cohen says. “It’s rhythmic, Latin and funky—it’s where we see classical music clearly headed.” Quartet San Francisco and tango dancers Sandor and Parissa will perform 7 p.m. May 5 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St. Tickets are $20. Call 786-7300 or 686-6600.