Announcing results for Fifteen Minutes of Fame with Passione String Quartet
Vox Novus called for one-minute pieces for string quartet dedicated to Passione for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame to be performed Sunday May 25th at 7:00 pm at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania
The one-minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project, which will be performed by Passione String Quartet.
PASSIONE Quartet plays concerts and recitals in Romania, Italy, Greece, Japan.
PASSIONE has been featured in other projects, with established artists, of various styles:: Bogdan Bradu, Phoenix, Alan Bedin (lead singer of Synergy in Italy), project Opus Avantra, Donella del Monaco, Alessandro Safina.
PASSIONE Quartet has performed on a regular basis in venues throughout Bucharest and Romania (Hard Rock Cafe, Fratelli, La Scena, Arcub, Villa Rodizio, Clubul Diplomatilor, Club Cuba Republika del Sol), but also in TV shows (,,Autostrada TVR" – TVR 2, ,,Vineri STAR"- TVR International, "Jurnal Cultural" - TVR Cultural, ,,Povestiri Adevarate"- Acasa TV, ,,Phoenix 45 ani"- TVR 1, ,,Nora pentru mama"- Kanal D, ,,Dansez pentru tine"- PRO TV, "Sa ne-amintim duminica" – National TV, "Stele sub lupa" – Antena 2 ).
PASSIONE Quartet repertoire includes about 400 classics songs, carefully selected, organized by period style, as well as modern pieces written specifically for the quartet with a wide range of musical styles addressed (film music, waltzes, tangos, ambient music, entertainment, Romanian and international folk, jazz and cafe-concert) resulted in attracting a large audience, so that the PASSIONE Quartet is frequently invited to perform at important functions as well as concert halls and clubs.
In 2008, OPUS AVANTRA banded together with the Quartet Passione and premiered "Viaggio Imagginario", in Club Citta from Tokyo. In the same year they released the disc Opus Avantra – "Live in Tokyo". The show was staged in major cities from Italy: Rome - Stazione Birra, Milan, Venice - Teatro Santa Margherita etc. In the summer of 2008, the PASSIONE Quartet was invited to support 12 concerts in the Rodham Island, Casino Rodham and the music program included classical and modern genres.
PASSIONE’s concept is to address a diverse audience. PASSIONE repertoire is structured a variety of musical genres, from classical music to pop-rock.
Selected composers for Fifteen Minutes of Fame include:
Oleg Bezborodko, David Bohn, Alfie Cooke, Douglas DaSilva, Allan ‘Herbie’ Jones, Emil Khoury, Alexander Kusztyk, Martin Loridan, Kevin Poelking, Louis Sauter, Juan Maria Solare, Max Stannard, Edward Strauman, Robert Voisey, Blair Whittington
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