Modern Mandolin Quartet
An elegant evening of contemporary string music performed by the three-time Grammy nominees.
Inspired by mandolin orchestras and chamber groups from the early twentieth century, the Modern Mandolin Quartet was formed in 1985 as a contemporary spin on the traditional string quartet. Their latest album, Americana, received three Grammy nominations—Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Engineered Album (Classical), and Producer of the Year, (Classical)—and they have sold more than 130,000 records worldwide.
From traditional classical arrangements for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, guitar, and string quartet, to American bluegrass, Brazilian choro, and Italian folk songs, the MMQ display a bravura style and elegant artistry that is a treat for the senses, as they reinterpret and raise the four-stringed instrument to wonderful new heights.