June 30 - September 20
In the midst of their first international concert tour and their first major magazine cover spread, generic Well-Strung, The Singing String Quartet, made their NBC Today Show debut on “Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda” on Tuesday, March 18. They have been referred to as “absolutely amazing” by BBC Radio host Jo Good during their recent London debut, and as “the hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games” by the New York Daily News. This brand new show written and performed by Well-Strung is directed by Donna Drake and features the music of Beethoven, Ravel, Madonna, U2 and Miley Cyrus.
Well-Strung have quickly gained national and international attention for their unique mash-up of string quartet and boy band. The foursome features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on classical and pop music. They are Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Christopher Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola). Music arrangements are by David Levinson with additional arrangements by Daniel Shevlin and Chris Marchant. The group was conceived by Art House Artistic Director Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant.
The group most recently played sold out shows this past month at 54 Below in New York as well as Feinstein’s in San Francisco. They most recently they made their debut on London’s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre earlier this fall. The foursome’s debut album was released on Twist Records on February 28, and was produced by Matt Farber (Founder of LOGO Network) and Mark Cortale. The music video for their “mash-up” of Mozart meets Kelly Clarkson debuted this past summer and has been featured in the Huffington Post and ABC Television.