Stan Renard, violin | Nancy Richardson, viola | Christine Harrington, cello | Dave Zinno, bass

The acclaimed ensemble featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles.  Formed in 2005, the Bohemian Quartet started with violinist Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembling the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded friends: Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. Together they have made a commitment to the genre, and aspired to performing it with both reverence and adventure.

Featured on the “One World Show” which received an award for Best Music Documentary

The Bohemian Quartet borrowed its name from a quartet formed over 100 years ago in Czechoslovakia. That group, later called the Czech Quartet, ultimately disbanded in 1934. On the Quartet’s newest recording “Beyond Tradition”, was produced by Harrington and the quartet and is a journey through musical vernacular of gypsy life, with fast tempos, virtuosic playing, spry strings crying and dancing, and above all the flair of performance that makes this sound so utterly riveting.

Free, no tickets required.

This concert is made possible by a generous gift from the Summer Star Foundation for Nature, Art and Humanity.