Marika Hughes: The New String Quartet
Jazz artist Marika Hughes has returned to her chamber music background with her new project, The New String Quartet. Alongside Charlie Burnham (violin and voice), Marvin Sewell (guitar) and Rashaan Carter (bass), the band sets out to celebrate the sounds, vibrations and resonances of acoustic, unamplified, raw strings. Rooted in the standards of the western string quartet tradition, The New String Quartet's setlist will also weave throughout Hughes’s varied musical heritage, from classical and jazz songs to pop music and impromptu sketches. With a selection of songs both old and new, Hughes and The New String Quartet tip their hats to love, to loss, to family and to gratitude.
A granddaughter of Emanuel Feuermann, one of the 20th century's greatest cellists and a Holocaust refugee, Hughes grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and was a regular on "Sesame Street." Her recent albums include "New York Nostalgia" and she recently toured with Adele.
Ticket Prices: Adults: $28 (includes admission to the grounds) / Wave Hill Members 10% discount / $12 children ages 8-18, unless otherwise noted. Order tickets online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.
Photo credit: Marika Hughes