The University of Arkansas' Lyrique Quintette's upcoming album is their first in over a decade, representing six composers from across the Western hemisphere. After more than a year of hard work they're excited to show the public what they've been up to.
"It covers different Latin rhythms, and it has that flavor of dancing," says basoonist Lia Uribe. "I can imagine as I'm playing the movement and the gestures while dancing that we're trying to emulate."
"It's definitely a labor of love," says Timothy Thompson.
Their album, "Arrivals & Departures: Music of the Americas," is still in the works, but the Quintette convenes at Room 130 in Gerhardt Hall on campus for an intimate, informal and totally free Honors House concert from 6-7pm on April 4th. The Quintette arrived at KUAF studios to perform one of their commissioned pieces, "Tango Essente," and speak to Katy Henriksen about the long but rewarding process of tackling an album full of original material. You can listen to the both the performance and the interview via the streaming link above.