Blue Rock News

Oct 16, 2016

TOSCA STRINGS on new Kit Holmes album

The Tosca String Quartet is Leigh Mahoney - violin, Tracy Seeger - violin, Ames Asbell - viola, and Sara Nelson - cello.  They began in 1996 as members of the Tosca Tango Orchestra, a seven-piece ensemble that captivated the Austin, Texas, live music scene in the late 1990's. The tango nuevoorchestra performed new compositions by composer and bandleader Glover Gill (along with a few Astor Piazzolla covers) and released six albums. In 2000, the group gained an international following with soundtrack and on-screen work in Richard Linklater’s arthouse hit film Waking Life, and an appearance by invitation at the 5th World Tango Summit in Argentina. The quartet is a favorite of Blue Rock Studio.