Unconventional Strings

The last time you sat and listened to a string quartet, it was your sister’s wedding and to be perfectly honest, you only listened to the music so you could avoid your awkward cousin.  Debunking this stereotype is Sonus Quartet, a Los Angeles-based alternative answer to a string quartet that was formed in 2003.

Playing everywhere from dive bars to concert halls, the members of Sonus Quartet are not your mother’s classical musicians.  They have worked with Stevie Wonder at the Library of Congress, Michael Buble, K.D. Lang, and Ringo Starr and have performed at Disney Hall with the LA Philharmonic.  This week, however, they’re playing (for a mere $10.00) at the Bootleg Theatre on Beverly Blvd.  The performance will include pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich, film composers Clint Mansell and Max Richter, and Jacques Arcadelt among others.  It’s basically a cross section of the most interesting compositions for string instruments over the past, well, couple centuries.

If you’ve ever considered yourself “on the fence” about the violin or perhaps a fair-weather fan of string instruments – this is your next step.  They’re your mother’s new classical musicians.

Sonus Quartet is playing at the Bootleg Theatre on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00pm.  For more information, please call (213) 389-3856 or click here.

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