The King’s Singers will be kicking off the 2004-05 Artist Series on Friday, October 29. Their varied performances, which include everything from 16th century madrigals to arrangements of chart topping hits, have appealed to an audience from all over the globe. The group of six men has been communicating with listeners since its inception at King’s College in 1968.On Saturday, January 22, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will be gracing the stage as a world-class chamber ensemble. The group, formed in 1989, hails from Toronto, but now resides in California, where they are ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University.
18-year-old violinist Stefan Jackiw has been recognized as a significant artist of his generation. He will be at Lawrence on Saturday, February 19. Jackiw, who has performed around the country with some of the most prominent orchestras, entered Harvard University in 2003.
Ensemble Wien-Berlin will be performing on Thursday, April 14. Composed of five players from the Vienna and Berlin philharmonic orchestras, the group performs a wide range of chamber music.
Pianist/vocalist/composer Eliane Elias explores the music of her homeland of Brazil through her passion for jazz. Elias will be performing on Friday, November 12. She has released 16 CDs, each one reaching the top ten on Billboard charts.
Tim Hagens has had a memorable career in the jazz world, having worked with many notable musicians. This trumpeter/composer will be performing on Saturday, November 13.
John Scofield, a guitarist with an “open musical mind” will be performing on Tuesday, April 26. The John Scofield Trio is a “groove-laden, improvisatory jam-band.”
The Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio will be at LU on Saturday, May 14. Rubalcaba, who identifies himself with jazz, is said to have incomparable technique and impassioned imagination. This Havana-born pianist/composer was educated in the arts with Havana’s perspective on U.S., European, Russian, and Hispanic classical traditions.