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Rastrelli Cello Quartet to perform Tuesday

Hans Hallgren

If you go

What: Rastrelli Cello Quartet

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Moffat County High School auditorium

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students at the door

— Bastolomeo Rastrelli was a famous Italian architect hired 300 years ago by Peter the Great to design the city of St. Petersburg, which would become the capital of Russia.

It is from this great architect that the Rastrelli Cello Quartet takes its name. All four musicians, who hail from Russia, met and formed in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002.

Their worldly musical sensibilities will be on display Tuesday during a performance at Moffat County High School. The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is part of the Craig Concert Association’s winter concert series.

“We’re always looking for something unique to (offer) our audience,” Jim Simpson, Craig Concert Association treasurer Jim Simpson said. “It’s quite a spectrum on music.”

The quartet gears their repertoire toward music that wasn’t written for cello, creating a unique sound which includes genres such as classical symphony, ragtime, jazz and polka.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they broke out in a rock thing,” Simpson said. “The sky’s the limit when you’ve got a bunch of young guys with lots of imagination.”

The variety the quartet brings is an example of the variety the concert series is serving this winter.

This marks the first performance in the Concert Association’s winter concert series, which includes six performances counting a local talent show Dec 9.

Other upcoming shows will include the Santa Cruz River Band on Feb 2, Michel Lauziere on March 16, singer Leon Williams on April 13 and the Hunter Family Fiddlers on May 2.

“People should just come,” association president Fay McKune said. “If we can just get people to come out, we can get them hooked.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available at the door at the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

Season tickets to the concert series are $30 for adults, or $70 for a family of two adults and their children.

For more information, call Julie Dempster at 970-824-5251.

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