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  • JETHRO TULL: THE STRING QUARTETS  
    by IAN ANDERSON & THE CARDUCCI STRING QUARTET 
    AVAILABLE NOW! 

    MORE DATES ANNOUNCED ON
    THE MULTI-MEDIA TOUR,
    JETHRO TULL BY IAN ANDERSON


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (March 24, 2017-  Ian Anderson and The Carducci String Quartet have just released their new album Jethro Tull: The String Quartets, available today via BMG. The String Quartets features the classic songs of Jethro Tull, arranged and orchestrated by Ian’s keyboardist John O’Hara. Ian plays flute on most of the tracks and even sings a few lines here and there to provide his trademark sounds in the context of classical music traditions. “Locomotive Breath,” “Living In The Past,” and “Aqualung,” are among the songs revised with new arrangements and titles— “Loco,” “In The Past,” and “Aquafugue.” Full track listing appears below.

    John O’Hara delved deeper and offered new imagining of each classic. “An orchestrator’s job is to arrange and compose a new version of an existing work," he explains. O’Hara also felt “a responsibility to the Jethro Tull listeners who cherish this material and may not welcome a radical rendition of a beloved song.” 

    The String Quartets was recorded in the crypt of Worcester Cathedral, UK and in St. Kenelm’s Church, Sapperton, Gloucestershire, UK.

    The Carducci String Quartet is highly celebrated for its interpretation of contemporary repertoire, and are regularly invited to perform new works. The group has won international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition. This Anglo-Irish quartet has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe including the Wigmore Hall, London; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; Carnegie Hall, New York and Library of Congress and John F Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Festival appearances include Cheltenham Music Festival, Festival Messiaen au pays Meije, West Cork Chamber Music festival, Kuhmo Festival and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland.

    In support of the album, Ian Anderson will return to the United States this May, June, August, and November to present multi-media JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson concerts in the Mountain States, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, the Midwest, Florida. He will be accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), and Scott Hammond (drums). Please see below for more dates and ticket links to be announced:


    JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson - U.S. Tour Dates
    05/23: Red Butte Garden; Salt Lake City, UT ((General admission tickets on sale May 1))
    05/26: Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony) Tickets
    05/27: Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM Tickets
    05/28: Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX Tickets
    05/30: Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX Tickets
    05/31: ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX Tickets
    06/01: Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK Tickets  
    08/08: Bethlehem MusikFest; Bethlehem, PA Tickets
    08/15: Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC; Canandaigua, NY Tickets
    08/18: Meijer Gardens Amphitheater; Grand Rapids, MI Info
    08/19: Chicago Theatre; Chicago, IL Theater Tickets
    08/22: First Niagara Presents Tuesday in the Parl; Lewiston, NY Tickets
    11/01: Count Basie Theatre; Red Bank, NJ Tickets
    11/04: Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theatre; Mashantucket, CT Tickets
    11/05: France-Derrick PAC-Hippodrome; Baltimore, MD Tickets
    11/07: Daily’s Place; Jacksonville, FL Tickets
    11/08: Walt Disney Theater; Orlando, FL Tickets
    11/09: The Mahaffey Theater; St. Petersburg, FL Tickets
    11/10: Mizner Park Amphitheater; Boca Raton, FL Tickets


     

    Official Artwork



    Official Tracklist

    01. In the Past (Living In The Past)
    02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You’re a Woman / Reasons For Waiting)
    03. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)
    04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)
    05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)
    06. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood / Heavy Horses)
    07. Only the Giving (Wond’ring Aloud)
    08. Loco (Locomotive Breath)
    09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song)
    10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)
    11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
    12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)


          
     


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