Formed in 2008, the Musical Art Quintet plays the new genre of Nuevo Chamber, blending world music influences with a chamber music ensemble.
The musicians include band leader Sascha Jacobsen on bass, Nigel Armstrong and Michèle Walther on violin, Charith Premawardhana on viola, and Lewis Patzner on cello. The Quintet has cemented its status as a top world music string ensemble with recordings with the Nuevo Flamenco guitarist, Stevan Pasero, “Twelve Shades of Night” and with the Argentine Tango group, Trio Garufa, “El Rumor de Tus Tangos.” They are featured on the album “Titanes del Trombón” by Doug Beavers and have also released their own albums “Nuevo Chamber” and “Chamber con Alma.”
Advance tickets are available at Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, Mazahar in Willits, and online at www.ukiahconcerts.org. Single tickets for this concert are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (adult) and $10 for youth (under 18). Free tickets are available at the door to Mendocino College students with ID, space providing.