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Les Dimanches Musicaux: The Firebyrds Quartet

3pm at the American Cathedral, Sunday October 22.

Programme:

Bach -Arioso
Corelli- Christmas Concerto
Saint-Saëns -The Swan
Piazzolla - Chiquilin de Bachin
Piazzolla - Oblivion
Tango - Fuimos
Gardel - Por Una Cabeza
Michael Jackson- Dont Stop Til You Get Enough
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Coldplay - Viva La Vida.


The Firebyrd String Quartet was founded by Caroline Pearsall in 2008.

The Firebyrds specialize in tango and world music for concerts and classical and pop repertoire for events. They are inspired by the Brodsky and Kronos String Quartets as well as a large range of genres including folk music, jazz, contemporary music and soul.

The players have come from various backgrounds. All are trained in classical music but now perform in the tango, classical, contemporary, jazz, hiphop and French chanson circuits.

Their debut was in the Paris Tango Banlieues Festival 2008. Since then they have recorded for Polydor Records,and worked with the jazz singer Victoria Rummler and Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Sleane. They have performed at various castles, jazz clubs and concert halls in Paris such as Le Zebre, Le Reservoir, Espace Bremontier and L’Ermitage and play regularly for parties and weddings in the Hotel Crillon and Chapelle Expiatoire. The quartet recently played for Prophetik Clothing (ecological/sustainable clothing) for the Paris Fashion Week 2013. They work for the Fete En France and Oracle event agencies.

They are currently working on projects involving flamenco, armenian music with Laurent Boutros and argentine folklore.