Well-Strung brings modern twist to performances

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JASPER — Well-Strung will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 performance at the historic Astra Theatre. The show is being presented by Jasper Community Arts.

The string quartet with a modern twist features Edmund Bagnell on first violin, Christopher Marchant on second violin, Daniel Shevlin on cello and Trevor Wadleigh on viola. The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and others for a uniquely engaging experience.

The New York Times called Well-Strung “a talented quartet of men who sing and play instruments brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.”

Conceived by Mark Cortale and Marchant, the foursome has gained international attention. The group’s third album, 2018’s “Under The Covers,” debuted on Billboard’s Classical Chart at No. 3 and the Classical Crossover Chart at No. 4. In 2016 the group was invited to perform at the Vatican in Rome and at a gala for President Obama. The group has received critical acclaim from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

Tickets — priced at $25 for adults and $15 for students — are available at www.jasperarts.org or by calling 812-482-3070. Group rates are available.

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