Boston Brass and Enso String Quartet to join forces at Goshen College Jan. 9


Performing Arts Series Concert: Boston Brass and Enso String Quartet
Date and time: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $40/$35/$23
For tickets or information: Visit, call (574) 535-7566 or email

Two acclaimed ensembles—Boston Brass and Enso String Quartet—will come together to perform at Goshen College on Friday, Jan. 9, as part of the college’s Performing Arts Series.

They will present “Notes from the Balcony,” a program that features music inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The nine-piece ensemble delivers music by Prokofiev, Kabalevsky, Bernstein and even Elvis Costello.

The Kalamazoo Gazette called the event “all-out amazing,” observing that “Notes from the Balcony” was a “genuine joint endeavor, with the strings projecting romantic passages and the brass the threatening moments.”

The Boston Brass quintet has performed in 49 states and 30 countries during their 27-year history, playing everything from classical arrangements to jazz standards. The ensemble attempts to bridge the gap between classical formality and energetic fun, creating a unique brand of musical entertainment heartened with humor and personality.

Classical Voice described Enso String Quartet, a New York based group, as “one of the eminent string quartets of our era,” and the Washington Post praised them for their “glorious sonorities.” The group has earned top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition, in addition to creating numerous critically acclaimed recordings for the Naxos label.

Tickets are now on sale for $40, $35 and $23. Tickets are available online at or through the Goshen College Welcome Center by calling (574) 535-7566, or emailing Purchase soon, as only a few tickets remain for this performance.

Seating for those with disabilities is available. Tickets are nonrefundable.

The Goshen College Performing Arts Series debuted on Sept. 21, 1997. Since then, the college has hosted more than 100 concerts by some of the world’s greatest performers as part of the program.