Quartetto Gelato Comes to Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (September 13, 2012) - With virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy showpieces, multi-instrumental mastery and a World Accordion Champion, Quartetto Gelato will perform Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix College campus.

The performance, sponsored by Hendrix Special Events Programs in the Fine and Performing Arts, is free and open to the public. For more information on the performance, contact Dr. Karen Griebling at 501-450-1249 or Griebling@hendrix.edu.

For nearly two decades, Quartetto Gelato (QG) has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and humor. Classical in training - eclectic by design - the ensemble not only thrills audiences with its multi-instrumental mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe, including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group's theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide. QG is regularly heard on CBC, Classical 96.3 FM, NPR, PRI, and NUR networks. Their Concert in Wine Country DVD is seen regularly on PBS, Their eight CDs have sold more than 150,000 unites to date and they have been featured on the Hollywood soundtrack Only You.

For more information on Quartetto Gelato, visit their website.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.