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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
Rambunctious rhythm emanate from Quattrosound
Mexico, mastered percussion
with a passel of implements
including drum sticks, cym-
bals, bells and whistles, skins,
foot pedals and special box
called a “cajón” that is both a
seat and a drum.
Cellist Giovanna Moraga
Clayton, born of Guatemalan
and Peruvian parents and
raised in Mexico, mastered
everything from classical
music to pop with a penchant
for Latin rhythms.
Violinist Leah Zeger, born
and raised in Texas, mastered
classical music, country, jazz,
pop, opry and grand opera.
Zeger, like the others, is also a
vocalist.
While Villanueva performs
seated with percussive treats,
Matsuno and Zeger roam the
stage in a histrionic choreogra-
phy while playing and singing.
Clayton, too, is on her feet,
dancing with her traditionally
sit-down instrument, plucking
and bowing, and singing.
This is a little disconcerting,
and one feels like Evil Roy
Slade. In the 1972 movie
spoofing Westerns, Evil Roy
who was raised by wolves gets
civilized at a classical music
‘Quattrosound’
Review
B Y B URNEY G ARELICK
B
ack by popular demand,
Quattrosound took the
stage at the Florence
Events Center on Jan. 17, the
third concert in Seacoast
Entertainment Association’s
2017-18 season series.
The quartet was greeted with
applause, whistles and shouts
as though it was a rock band,
which at times it was.
Impressively credentialed
members of the acoustic quar-
tet found each other in Los
Angeles to pool their personal
and musical backgrounds to
create a unique sound to please
listeners of every musical
genre.
Guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno,
born and raised in Japan and
educated at Berklee College of
Music in Boston, mastered
gospel, rhythm and blues,
country, jazz and rock.
Percussionist Jorge
Villanueva, born and raised in
concert in an uptown parlor.
Evil Roy knows fiddles but
he’s never seen a cello. He is
quite embarrassed and inter-
rupts the concert to reprimand
the cellist: “Put that thing
under your chin where it
belongs. There are ladies pres-
ent!”
Top volume and speed domi-
nate the sound of Quattrosound
to keep the crowd on the edge
of excitement as various musi-
cal genre smash together.
Zeger’s bow struck the strings
with a flourish, and she began
to sing with operatic zeal an
aria from Verdi’s “Aida,”
when, in the next breath, the
quartet burst into a recent pop
song, delighting audience
members.
Matsuno began a stroll down
an ancient Japanese garden
path that immediately turned
into a rocky road on the edge
of time.
The quartet performed with-
out a scorecard, and it was
easy to get lost in a tangle of
improvisation. One wishes the
performance pieces had been
listed in the program to better
follow the logic of
Quattrosound.
Fortunately, a few familiar
strains put listeners on track.
Zeger fiddled “My Favorite
Things” from “The Sound of
Music,” and the others added
their own favorite licks.
A large screen hung over the
quartet flashing in large letters
the band’s name, forward and
backward, as well as pulsating
images of tunnels, railroad
tracks and geometric figures to
pull the audience into the vor-
tex. Then the images became
drops of water to complement
a song by Brazilian icon
Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Using a small portable type-
writer, Villanueva pounded
keys that produced type on the
large screen to direct the audi-
ence to the band’s Web page
and subsequently launched the
quartet's rendition of Leroy
Anderson’s song, “The
Typewriter.”
Quattrosound encored with
“It’s Gonna Be A Good Day,” a
recent pop song, and the FEC
crowd ambled gently into that
good night. The driving rain
had paused, providing safe pas-
sage for the journey home,
until the next SEA concert in
February.
FUFF to celebrate trees and beauty on Sunday
This Sunday, Jan. 21, from
10 to 11 a.m. at the Florence
Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship, Tuvia Bernstein
and Marcia Phillips will lead a
Celebration of Trees service.
A rousing celebration of the
L OOKING
spirit, recognizing the wonder
and beauty of trees through
beautiful music, art creations
and poetry will take place.
Bernstein’s and Phillip’s
intention is to raise awareness
regarding the emotional con-
nection to trees and the beauty
that surrounds us.
Located at 87738 Highway
101, at Heceta Beach Road,
FUUF is wheelchair accessible.
Each service concludes with
refreshments and a dialogue
circle to explore the questions
that come up during each serv-
ice.
Visit www.florenceuuf.org
for more information.
Spirituali-Tea to recognize
World Religion Day Monday
This Monday, Jan. 22,
beginning at 6:30 p.m., the
community is invited to join a
group that enjoys finding
common ground in diverse
spiritual thoughts.
The topic for Monday’s
gathering is World Religion
Day.
World Religion Day is an
observance initiated in 1950
by the National Spiritual
Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the
United States. It is celebrated
worldwide on the third Sunday
in January each year. Though
initiated in the United States,
World Religion Day has come
to be celebrated international-
ly.
The observance of World
Religion Day is based upon
the Bahá'í principles of the
oneness of religion and of pro-
Bible study for girls begins in
February at Church on Rock
Church on the Rock will be
hosting a six-week Bible study
titled “God Girl,” for girls
ages 10 to 12.
Classes will begin Saturday,
Feb. 3, and contiunue each
Satrurday for six weeks.
Classes will be held from 10
a.m. to noon.
Church on the Rock is locat-
ed at 1750 18th St.
For more information, or to
register, call the church at 541-
997-9117.
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gressive revelation, which
describe religion as evolving
continuously throughout the
history of humanity.
The purpose of World
Religion Day is to highlight
the idea that the spiritual prin-
ciples underlying the world’s
religions are harmonious.
Bring your own thoughts on
the subject for open discus-
sion.
The gathering will end at 8
p.m. with prayers for the
requests left in the Prayer Pole
in the garden of the Florence
Playhouse, and those shared
by the group.
The gathering will be held
at 875 Seventh St. in Florence.
For more information, call
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2nd annual Florence Women's
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“Alsea Tribal Life at Cape
Perpetua Prior to European
Contact”
1 p.m.
Open to public
Cape Perpetua
2400 Highway 101, Yachats
“The Cascadian Subduction Zone”
Presented by Yachats Academy of
Arts & Sciences
2 p.m.
Open to public
The Yachats Commons
441 Highway 101
yachatsacademy.org
Jan. 20
Ada Grange Bingo
To support SHS Bowling
Noon to 4 p.m.
Ada Grange
10 miles out Canary Road
Jan. 21
Jan. 22
Florence City Council Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Open to public
Florence Events Center
Begins
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Jan. 27
Sip and Paint Class with Karylynn
Keppol
5:30 p.m.
$40 for class — RSVP required
Mindpower Gallery
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Jan. 28
Jan. 24
Lose-to-Win Weight Loss Contest
Living Voices program: “Northwest
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Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed
3 seatings
Tickets required
Yachats Lions Hall
W 4th St and Pontiac, Yachats
541-563-5649
Jan. 31
“A Colony Called Oregon”
Presentation by Chuck Willer
From the Coast Range Association
6:30 p.m.
Open to public
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