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Past Shows

Sat. November 20th 2004
Black Pearl... Alkemykal String Quartet Black Pearl Quartet, Featuring, Daniel Lapp, Cory Balzer, Kenji Fuse, Linda Bardutz

Black Pearl Quartet

Alkemykal String Quartet from Victoria BC
Broken Up - Confirmed: May. 10, 2006 (Archived)

Contact Details

Kim Tipper
Black Pearl - Alkemykal String Quartet

Daniel Lapp - first violin
Cory Balzer - second violin
Kenji Fuse - viola
Linda Bardutz - cello

Talented fiddler/trumpeter/composer Daniel Lapp has put together an innovative string quartet, Black Pearl, to perform a modern masterpiece, String Quartet No. 1 "American Dreams," by Peter Schickele, as well as works by Astor Piazzolla, Darol Anger, Mark Summer, Robert Johnson, Daniel Lapp, Kenji Fuse and Tchaikovsky.

The quartet consists of Daniel Lapp on first violin, Cory Balzer from the Victoria Symphony on second violin, composer, grunge rocker and wild man of the viola, Kenji Fuse and the cellist/knee fiddler Linda Bardutz.

Peter Schickele is best known for his comedy albums featuring the satirical music of P.D.Q.Bach, yet his 'serious' music combines elements of diverse modern musical styles including folk and jazz for something truly unique and beautiful. You'll be left wondering why every string quartet doesn't include a kick-ass modern age hoedown in its repertoire, but then again, it takes eclectic musicians like those in Black Pearl to make this music come to life.
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Last Lineup

Daniel LappFirst Violin2004-The End
Cory BalzerSecond Violin2004-The End
Kenji FuseViola2004-The End
Linda BardutzCello2004-The End
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed May. 10, 2006