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Dalí Quartet to Perform in CPS Concert on Nov. 3 at SUNY Potsdam

October 26, 2018

The Dalí Quartet, from left: Carlos Rubio, Jesús Morales, Adriana Linares and Domenic Salerni (Photo credit: Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer).

Community Performance Series will continue its 29th season with an upcoming matinee performance featuring the Dalí Quartet. The string ensemble will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m., in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

For this concert, the group will perform Latin American repertoire from composers Piazzolla, Ginastera and Ramírez, as well as a selection of boleros, tangos and Puerto Rican dances by Almarán, Gardel, D’Rivera and Valdes.

“The Dalí Quartet is a remarkable ensemble; it’s a true crossover group in the best sense of the word. Made up entirely of Hispanic musicians who are proud of their roots, they bring together the best music by Latin American and European composers. The result is a rare treat for everyone,” said Edward Reichel of Salt Lake Magazine.

The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim with programs that “glimmer and blaze” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The group is comprised of Domenic Salerni (first violin), Carlos Rubio (second violin), Adriana Linares (viola) and Jesús Morales (cello).

The quartet’s tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada and South America. Recent engagements include concerts in New York and Philadelphia, on to Portland, Puerto Rico, San Jose, and from Tulsa to Toronto and beyond. The Dalí Quartet’s engaging style reaches across the footlights for an experience which “leaves the audience almost dancing in the aisles” (Peninsula Reviews).

Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the U.S., and have studied at esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale University, Indiana University Bloomington and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela. The quartet is based in Philadelphia.

For more information about the Dalí Quartet, visit

Tickets for this performance can be purchased by visiting the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center, by calling (315) 267-2277 or by visiting Single tickets can also be purchased in-person at Brick & Mortar Music in downtown Potsdam.

A 25 percent discount is available exclusively through the CPS Box Office when purchasing tickets to three or more Guest Artist Series events. This discount is not available on event night, so please reserve in advance to save. Ticket prices for this concert range from $6 to $25, with discounts for seniors, SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff, and any local or college student.

For more information about the 2018-19 CPS Guest Artist Series season and artists, visit, or the CPS Facebook page, at

About the Community Performance Series:

The Community Performance Series is a college-community partnership presenting distinctive and renowned performing artists and arts education opportunities in Northern New York. This rich mixture of programming links communities, classrooms and audiences of all ages and preserves access to the performing arts for future generations. For more information, visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam’s arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community. To learn more, visit

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Jason Hunter, College Communications (315) 267-2114

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