Thursday, October 12th
Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00 PM
Hotel Congress
Ticket available HERE
Facebook Event Page HERE

This fall will see the formation of the new ChamberLab String Quartet, with music written especially for the occasion in concert at the Hotel Congress! This is our second concert of string quartet music (the first was in 2014) and we are delighted to return to this sturdy musical structure.

Composers for the evening include ChamberLab veterans Seth Bedford, Chris Black, Samantha Bounkeua, Jimmy Carr, Dante Rosano, and Tony Rosano, plus newcomers Clio Berta, Josh Keeling, and Max Wolpert!

Meet the ChamberLab String Quartet

Candice Amato, viola.
Candy has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She has also performed at the Aspen, Castleton, NOI, Britten-Pears, and Bowdoin music festivals. She holds a BM from the Eastman School of Music and a MM from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
samSamantha Bounkeua, violin, composer. Classical violininst gone rogue, Samantha Bounkeua is the founding member & song-writer of Tucson’s newest local indie-blues-rock band, Half-Broke Town.
headshotAnne Gratz is the principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, and the Tucson Pops Orchestra. A native of Indiana, Anne graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees and an Orchestral Studies Diploma from Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris. Joseph Rousos-Hammond, violin.
Principal Violin II with the Tucson Symphony, Joseph also performs with True Concord Voices and Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, and as a recitalist. A native of Tucson, he received degrees in Violin Performance from Indiana University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Meet the Composers

sethSeth Bedford
Composer, arranger, lyricist, violist, accordionist, vocalist Seth Bedford blends the musical idioms of Weimar Kabarett, American Jazz, Tin Pan Alley, French chanson, tango, New Wave and a variety of other musical sources.
IMG_6530Clio Berta
With a background in mixed media art, Clio is an experimental, conceptually rooted songwriter and composer. She wrote “Lost & Found” in an effort to express the manifestation of cycles in our lives.
chris-blackChris Black
ChamberLab founder and Artistic Director Chris Black has provided new music for four of the Seven Deadly Sins, as well as the Tucson premier of the String Quartet Smackdown 2016 Quarter-Finalist piece Help is On the Way.
samSamantha Bounkeua
Classical violinist gone rogue, Samantha Bounkeua is the founding member & song-writer of Tucson’s newest local indie-blues-rock band, Half-Broke Town.
jimmyJimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr is the swaggering leader of Tucson’s cabaret favorites the Awkward Moments, and has composed a theme for a bunny.
joshJoshua Keeling
Joshua Keeling is emerging as an adventurous voice in new music, drawing on diverse influences and innovative practices to yield a colorful musical palette. His piece is called Carnival.
Dante bioDante Rosano
Dante Rosano was born in Tucson, plays trumpet and piano, and spends most of his time attempting to write the next song that will make everything permanently better. He has not found it yet, which is why he is still writing music.
tonyTony Rosano
Tony Rosano plays low brass and is a mixed media artist who uses mostly doll parts. For this concert he wrote “Waltz in D major with a minor 4 chord”.

Previous String Quartet Concert

We last composed string quartet music in 2014, which you can see and hear below. We’re very excited to do it again, with all-new music!