April 28 - 29, 2018
A singularly unique ensemble, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with its non-traditional repertoire since 2002. The group returns to Sarasota with another innovative program celebrating the soundtracks of such iconic James Bond films as “Casino Royale,” “Moonraker,” Diamonds are Forever,” and more, Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The Rastrelli Cello Quartet’s widely varied programs deftly mix works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with those of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leroy Anderson. They have performed in many of Europe’s great concert halls and have toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia and the U.S., always to great critical acclaim. The Irish Times recently stated: “Each is a virtuoso in his own right, and together they play with a sense of musical purpose and personal camaraderie that is infectious.” Tickets for “James Bond in Cello Case” are $25 to $45 and can be purchased online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-306-1202, M-F, 10 am– 4 pm. For more information about this show or about Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.