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Pixie Aventura and Catalyst Quartet: To DRAG & BACH

Pixie Aventura and Catalyst Quartet: To DRAG & BACH

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pixie Aventura and Catalyst Quartet

Howl! Happening is pleased to present the Catalyst Quartet and famed drag queen spitfire Pixie Aventura for a transformative evening and experience the music of Bach like you’ve never heard it before.

“When we set out to innovate Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations by arranging it for string quartet, we were faced with limitless possibilities,” say Jessie Montgomery. “One of the amazing aspects of the piece is how Bach transforms a single bass line into almost two hours of music.” Taking the concept of transformation one step further the Catalyst Quartet explores the world of drag with a side by side performance and behind the scenes drag transformation.

Catalyst Quartet members are Jessie Montgomery, Karla Donehew Perez, Paul Laraia, and Karlos Rodriguez.

About the Catalyst Quartet

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie hall. The quartet has also appeared as concerto soloists with the Bogata Filharmonica, the Sphinx Virtuosi, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Read More.

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