Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New PARMA Artist: Saint Helens String Quartet

Saint Helens String Quartet
We at PARMA are pleased to welcome the Saint Helens String Quartet to the PARMA family! The Saint Helens String Quartet consists of Stephen Bryant and Adrianna Hulscher on violin, Michael Lieberman on viola, and Paige Stockley on cello. They will be releasing their debut recording, AMERICAN DREAMS, with PARMA Recordings set for release later this year.

Hailing from Seattle, WA, the Saint Helens String Quartet takes its inspiration from the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  The group often commissions and performs works by 20th century composers in an effort to explore new musical territory in which genres like folk, world music, jazz, pop, and rock combine.

AMERICAN DREAMS is a collection of works from American composer Ken Benshoof, Janice Giteck, Bern Herbolsheimer, and Peter Schickele that pulls the listener back to the American heartland at the turn of the 20th century.

The Saint Helens String Quartet is currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund this project.  You can listen to excerpts from each recording and learn more about the project via the video below.  Follow this link to check out the campaign and help spread the word about this important project:



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