CLEARLAKE/COLD SPRING - Cuarteto Latinoamericano is a Latin Grammy award winning sting quartet from Mexico. The group made stops at ROCORI in Cold Spring, and Clearview Elementary today (Friday) to share classical music with the students. Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud Executive Director Rebecca Sheely says they bring in about six artist a year for concerts and outreach opportunities.

"While they're in town it's a great opportunity to get the groups to go into the community to perform for people who might not be coming to the concert, and school children are one great example," says Sheely.

Saúl Bitrán is the first violinist in Cuarteto Latinoamericano. He says the group enjoys playing for schools, and spreading knowledge of classical music.

"We think it's important to share classical concert music because there is not enough of that in the kids daily lives. This is a way that we can introduce it to spark the interest in classical music," says Bitrán

Sheely says both the musicians and students enjoyed the concerts at the schools.

Clearview Elementary Vocal Music Teacher Karen Ingeman says it was joyful to see the students enjoying the classical music.

"The music is speaking to them," says Ingeman, "and it's because they've had experience in the musical classroom, or at their home. They love music."

Cuarteto Latinoamericano will be in concert on Saturday, March 21st at Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud. The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)