Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Bohemian Quartet Returns to St. Paul's

The Portsmouth Arts Guild once again presents the delightfully entertaining Bohemian Quartet. If you saw the group last year you will surely want to see them again this year and if you missed last year's performance you really should come this Sunday.

The Quartet, a four-piece string band comprised of a violin, viola, cello and bass, was founded by violinist, Stan Renard, in 2005 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island. Other members are Nancy Richardson on viola, Christine Harrington on cello, and John DeBossu on upright bass. The name "Bohemian Quartet" was borrowed from the original Bohemian Quartet which was founded in 1891 and disbanded in 1934. The "new" Bohemian Quartet performs a vast and unique repertoire revolving around traditional 'Gypsy' or 'Romany' music as well as traditional Eastern-European folk music. The music has been collected via recordings, transcription, interviews, and arranged by Stan. The quartet released its first CD "Word of Mouth", in 2006 and was featured on the "One World Show" produced by Robert Malin; receiving an award for "Best Music Documentary-2007" in Rhode Island. The mission of the Quartet is to create an awareness of, and love for, 'Romany' music.

The show is Sunday afternoon at 3 PM on September 12 in Saint Paul's Church. Tickets are available by calling 401-253-6682.