The new CD is titled “Eclectric,” and introduces the group’s new sound using electric instruments. Well known for their outstanding performances of classical music, the quartet wanted to explore expanding their sound by adding amplification.
The new CD features thirteen selections: Viva La Vida, Yellow, Oblivion, Yesterday, Clocks, All You Need Is Love, Eleanor Rigby, In My Place, Bittersweet Symphony, Besame Mucho, Libertango, La Muerte Del Angel, and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).
Ion Zanca founded The Dallas String Quartet in 2007, and the group has performed at top social events such as The Arts Ball, and the Crystal Charity Ball for the last three years. Members of the quartet have appeared with Amy Grant, Josh Groban, and the Transiberian Orchestra.
The group is also currently participating in a documentary, “Eco-Harmony” produced by Twist & Shout Communications of London for Alcatel-Lucent, Paris, to correlate the way individual musicians must perform together to the way individual businesses must work together to make a difference in the environment.
“The idea of adding electric instruments to our sound seemed a natural way to express ourselves more fully through our music,” said Ion. “The result is a combination of classical and modern. That’s why we called it ‘Eclectric.’ It’s an eclectic, electrifying mix of musical styles.”