Whether collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma or opening for Train at Tanglewood; playing the National Anthem and Metallica’s Enter Sandman at Boston’s Fenway Park; appearing with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in the James Bond Concertino, a work commissioned especially for the BCQ itself, or recording the soundtrack for the videogame Of Orcs and Men, the four members of the Boston Cello Quartet—Boston Symphony cellists Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre Lecarme—continue to do what they intended from the start, beginning with their debut concert in 2010: Exploring
the limitless possibilities of the cello in a broadly eclectic mix of repertoire encompassing classical, jazz, and contemporary music, arrangements and comic medleys of their own, and works newly commissioned by the ensemble from today’s young composers. The BCQ’s first album, Pictures, released in 2013, soon rose to the Top 50 Classical Music Albums on iTunes.
This new second album, The Latin Project, adds still more spice to the mix, further expanding their repertoire through an assortment of great dance music rethought from the perspective of four regular guys whose interests range well beyond the world-renowned musical institution that first brought them together.
The Boston Cello Quartet: Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, Alexandre Lecarme, Will Hudgins.
Tracks: Adiós Nonino, Bossa do Fim, España, Asturias, Rapsodia Cubana, Iber-amer, Trois Danses D’ Latine, Tan.go.tan, Por-zil, Ba sam, Lo Boda de Luis Alfonso, Preludio, Andaluza, Brazil