Christmas in Paris
Haunting French carols all new stories, and a multimedia adventure through La Ville Lumiere, the City of Lights.
The Boston String Quartet returns this holiday season for their 3rd annual Christmas series entitled “Christmas in Paris”. With over 40 showings of their last two series, “Christmas in Buenos Aires” and “A Celtic Christmas Extravaganza”, the Quartet will be exploring Parisian Life by presenting music from hit movies such as Scorsese’s “Hugo” and the French award winning “The Illusionist”, jazz legends Django
Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, native French supergroup the Gipsy Kings, music from the beloved Edith Piaf, and traditional French carols. All arrangements are written by Quartet members. NEW in 2012 will be soaring videos of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre to accompany the music.
The Boston String Quartet is one of very few string ensembles forging new territory in the string world by writing all original music and arrangements. Contemporaries and collaborators with the Boston String Quartet include ensembles such as the GRAMMY Winning Turtle Island and Kronos Quartets, and string celebrities such as Mark O Connor and Edgar Meyer. “By writing original compositions for string quartet, we are paving a way for our traditional instruments in a world of contemporary music” says cellist, Christina Stripling.
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS IN PARIS TOUR DATES
12/14: 7PM: St Anthony's Church (2836 E Main Rd. Portsmouth, RI)
12/15: 7PM: St David's Church (138 York St. Kennebunk, ME)
12/16: 2PM: Belleville Chuch (300 High St. Newburyport, MA)
12/16: 7PM: First Universalist Salem (211 Bridge St. Salem, MA)
12/19: 7PM: North Parish (893 Main St. Sanford, ME)
12/20: 7PM: Franco American Opera House (46 Cedar St. Lewiston, ME)
12/21: 7PM: Barre Opera House (6 N Main St # 4 Barre, VT)
12/22: 7PM: First Baptist Church in Newton (848 Beacon St. Newton, MA)
12/23: 2PM: Lexington United Methodist Church (2600 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA)
12/23: 7PM: All Saints Parish (59 Summer St. North Adams, MA)