Quartetto Gelato

Quartetto Gelato.

ASTORIA — Quartetto Gelato, a popular and highly unusual classical quartet, performs at the Liberty Theatre, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $20 to $40 reserved; attendees under 18 are free in Section C.

Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordion Champion — this is Quartetto Gelato.

Quartetto Gelato’s international career was launched when they won the coveted title of NPR Performance Today’s “Debut Artist of the Year.” The group’s first DVD, “Quartetto Gelato: A Concert in Wine Country,” was picked up by PBS throughout the U.S. in 2007 and is still broadcast regularly. Recently, the group was honoured as Best Classical Ensemble at Canada’s 2010 INDIE awards.

The Liberty is proud to present its second year of classical performances and school workshops. Its first season presented seven workshops within Astoria and Warrenton high schools that reached 100-plus students.

The theatre is at 1203 Commercial St.

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