From Bach to Rock, Seattle to Semiahmoo, we play it all.
Handel, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven wedding tunes and on to Beatles tunes like "All You Need Is Love", or Adele, Avril, Bruno Mars, Cold Play, Daft Punk, Enya, Lady Gaga, Magnetic Zeroes, Sting, The Verve. Or tangos like La Paloma, Por Una Cabeza, El Choclo, and La Cumparsita; jazz from Gershwin to Porter, to Brubeck and Jobim. Add some R&B from Chuck Berry, Percy Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson, or even Irish jigs and Klezmer. Yes, we play hymns (hear our new arrangements of Dona Nobis Pachem), plus lots of movie themes.
Along with our baroque/classical audio samples, mp3-Midi versions of some classical rock/pop and jazz tunes are available, using our own, original arrangements for string quartet.
On the classical side, our last concert at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, with guest pianist and concert soloist, Dan Solo, aired the Brahms Piano Trio, opus 114; Faure Piano Quartet, opus 15; along with the prodigiously difficult Ysaye sonata #3 (Ballade) for solo violin.
Protea members have played with the Emerson and Leontovitch string quartets, Seattle and Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Northwest Ballet, and Whatcom, Pasadena, and Monterey Bay symphonies. Several have Masters degrees in music performance.