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String quartet meets saxophone in Winter Finale

The members of the Carpe Diem string quartet, left, will be pairing up with saxophonist Frederico Mondelci for an upcoming Grand County Concert series event on Friday, March 28.

The members of the Carpe Diem string quartet, left, will be pairing up with saxophonist Frederico Mondelci for an upcoming Grand County Concert series event on Friday, March 28.

TABERNASH – Never thought about hearing a string quartet? Think again. Critics love the innovative programming and electrifying performances of Carpe Diem. Add Federico Mondelci, who has been called one of the leading saxophonists of his generation, and you have a unique pairing and sound. The Grand County Concert Series brings Carpe Diem and Mondelci to the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

“Grand County’s classical stage is hosting a new wave of artists who infuse their performances with energy and soul,” said GCCS President Judy Smith. “They interpret and deliver some of the best music ever written, past and present.”

Diverse collaborations are just one of the ways that Carpe Diem redefines the role of today’s string quartet and attracts new audiences. They also promote the music of current composers and reach out to younger audiences, engaging them with thematic concerts, popular music and visual presentations.

Italian saxophonist Mondelci performs as soloist, chamber musician and conductor. He has performed with all of the major orchestras in Italy and as a guest of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Mondelci is the Artistic Director of Teatro Rossini concert series in Pesaro and Senigallia, Italy.

A dessert reception in the Fellowship Hall follows the concert where the audience can meet the members of Carpe Diem and Mondelci. Adult tickets, $20, are available online at the GCCS website or at the concert. Grand County students are free with their student ID. Adults accompanying Grand County students are $5 each. Tickets for other students are $10.