The Cypress - Quartet takes its name from the set of twelve love songs for string quartet, The Cypresses, by Dvořák. Sounds imaginative enough - will hear tonight if they live up to this expectiation at SUBCULTURE.
They also just released their AMERICAN ALBUM. I am especially curious to hear more from them about their SALON SERIES - a concept I embrace. Perhaps this will be a good fit with GetClassical - Salon events.
This is their sales pitch:
- Exquisite Music, Intimate Spaces - Indulge your senses and immerse yourself in the luxury of great chamber music with the Cypress String Quartet. Three remarkable programs. Three unique and intimate Bay Area venues. Each program features the music of Eastern European composers and those influenced by the soundscapes of the region. Salon Concerts run approximately 2 hours including intermission and are immediately followed immediately by chocolates & wine receptions hosted on-site by the Cypress String Quartet, featuring San Francisco-based Tcho Chocolate – “America’s Best Chocolate” – and wine from Liquid Sky and Chatom Vineyards. Before each piece on the Salon programs, Cypress members will provide spoken introductions to help contextualize the music in a unique and personal way. Program booklets will include detailed notes on the music performed, and Cypress Quartet CDs will be available for purchase. - See more at: http://cypressquartet.com/special-projects/cypress-salon-series/#programs