German cello quartet to perform in Mitchell SundayRastrelli Cello Quartet to offer variety of styles at Mitchell Area Concert Association performance.
By: Jennifer Jungwirth, The Daily Republic
The classical sounds of the cello will be featured during Sunday’s Mitchell Area Concert Association performance.
The Rastrelli Cello Quartet, a German-based group comprised of four Russian cellists, will bring ragtime, jazz and a variety of other musical stylings to the Mitchell stage.
The show is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Mitchell. Tickets for the Rastrelli Cello Quartet are $25 for non-MACA members. MACA members will use their season pass.
The Rastrelli Cello Quartet began performing in 2003 and has taken their show to Europe, Russia and Canada. This is their second tour through the United States.
The quartet will play classic musicals, along with more upbeat jazz numbers, said Bernie Brooks of the Mitchell Area Concert Association.
“Their repertoire is unending,” Brooks said. “They play contemporary (music), too, showing they can play all kinds of music.”
She added that the MACA hasn’t offered a show similar to the Rastrelli Quartet in several years to the community and MACA members. The venue for the performance, the United Methodist Church, is the perfect setting for the musicians, she said.
“The (cellists’) sounds should be fantastic in the church. We hope that adds a lot to the program,” Brooks said.
The association will close out its season May 5 with the Metales M5 Mexican Brass Band. The group intertwines classical, jazz and pops music for a fresh and entertaining show on Cinco de Mayo. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell High School auditorium.
“They do all kinds of crazy stuff,” Brooks said.
She compares the Metales group to Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, a pop-jazz group that topped the charts with a series of songs in the 1960s.
“It’ll just be an upbeat show,” she said.
The 2012-2013 MACA lineup will be announced at the final concert in May.