• Cosa Nostra Strings. Photo: Nino Fernandez

CANCELED: Full: Strings

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Programmed by Sean Carson

Cosa Nostra Strings utilize their unique instrumentation of cello, viola, violin, trombone, bass, and percussion to invoke genres from Western chamber music to jazz to funk to eighties rock ballads. This five-piece powerhouse crew features conservatory-trained classical musicians who bring a provocative, precise, punk-rock personality to a diversity of styles. Opening are the UC Berkeley Chamber Musicians, playing works by Evan Ziporyn, Florence Price, Philip Glass, and Henry Cowell.