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Musical Art Quintet

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution Musical Art Quintet

Monday February 17th 7-10pm
998 Valencia @ 21st Street SF

Musical Art Quintet
Nigel Armstrong, violin
Anthony Blea, violin
Charith Premawardhana, viola
Lewis Patzner, cello
Sascha Jacobsen, bass

Free admission, $5-20 suggested donation.
Amado's features a Steinway baby grand piano, full cocktail bar, and spacious interior!

The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 in the Mission district of San Francisco during chamber music jam sessions every Sunday night at Cafe Revolution. Each week a new piece of music was written by MAQ band leader Sascha Jacobsen to be performed at Classical Revolution, and ink still wet, we would read through the piece in front of a live audience. As our repertoire grew, a core group of players emerged and the quintet was founded. The name of the quintet is taken from The Musical Art Quartet, a string quartet formed in the 1920's and led by the Great-Grandfather and namesake of the bassist and composer of the quintet, Sascha Jacobsen.
Although classically trained, the members of The Musical Art Quintet are skilled improvisers and each one brings with him a special area of expertise. Whether it is Jazz, Argentine Tango, Afro-Cuban Son, or Klezmer, the Quintet is at home. The music of band leader, Sascha Jacobsen, propels the group with rhythmic, lyrical, modern compositions, and new arrangements of pieces by great composers of all genres. Collaboration is key to the group's mission, and they have done so with a wide variety of artists including Painter, Peggy Gyulai, the rock band Third Eye Blind, rapper Phesto Dee of Heiroglyphics, director of the Flamenco Theatre Company of SF, Carola Zertuche, pianists Lara Downes and Serene, The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Cuban percussionist Carlos Caro, Latin Jazz master Doug Beavers, Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Stevan Pasero, banjo virtuoso Tim Weed, and many others.
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Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 with the goal of making classical music more relevant in our neighborhoods and communities.
After a successful first year of weekly shows at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District, the organization began to receive invitations to preform at other local venues including Amnesia and the Red Poppy Art House – soon to be followed by the Legion of Honor and de Young Museum, and then places like Yoshi’s SF and Herbst Theater.
In its 10th anniversary year, Classical Revolution undertook a cycle of Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies, performed at venues around San Francisco including Folsom Street Foundry, de Young Museum, Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater, and a performance of the 9th Symphony at Grace Cathedral in front of a 1000 person audience.

Press articles from the New York Times, Strings Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist brought wider attention to Classical Revolution’s efforts.
As interest grew outside of San Francisco, the network of chapters began to develop, with over 40 cities hosting regular Classical Revolution events around the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, as well as Indonesia, Argentina, South Korea, and Japan.

Over 1000 musicians have performed at more than 1200 Classical Revolution events in over 125 different venues in the Bay Area alone.
Audiences enjoy the accessibility of the venues and the fun laid back approach, as well as the diversity and quality in programming.

  • Venue: Amado's
  • Date: Mon February 17, 2020 7:00pm
  • City: San Francisco
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Price Range: $5-20 suggested donation
  • Tickets: 4157978331

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