Connecticut
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Cuatro Puntos

Cuatro Puntos is a multi-faceted, non-profit organization that activates music as a pragmatic and universally accessible stimulus for social change, cultural awareness, and empowerment of the underserved. Serving Connecticut, Cuatro Puntos hosts a mixed-genre concert series in multiple cities as well as music/curriculum alignment programs in school classrooms in Hartford (in partnership with Hartford Performs) and beyond. Our roster of local, professional musicians, known as Cuatro Puntos Ensemble, collaborate with local, national, and international guest artists to produce genre-defying and culturally significant concert programing and album recordings. Aiming for the highest in artistic excellence while working alongside socially significant artists such as the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and musician activist Ameen Mokdad (Mosul, Iraq), Cuatro Puntos Ensemble has been reviewed by Fanfare Magazine as having a “great depth of sound” and “virtuostic performance”. They have performed extensively throughout the United States as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Afghanistan. To date they have produced six albums of varying genres and styles on major international record labels like Métier and Toccata Classics. They have been included on the soundtrack for films produced in England, Australia, and Afghanistan, and have been guest lecturers at prestigious universities such as New England Conservatory (Boston), Columbia University (New York), Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Germany), and Goldsmiths College (London). Cuatro Puntos' crowning achievement, in equal partnership and co-foundership with Hartford's Christ Church Cathedral, is Music Moves Connecticut. MMCT is a participatory music program building community and a safe space for expression among those living on the streets, in shelters, and in various states of housing insecurity around the state. It includes Music Moves Norwich and the Music Moves Hartford Street Choir. Recently featured by WNPR and NBC, this first street choir in the northeast has been taking the city by storm with its animated performances. All of Cuatro Puntos' programs aim to activate music's potential as one of many relevant, viable, and complementary methods for creating a more just and inclusive society.

Connect with us! CuatroPuntos.org; Facebook: CuatroPuntosChamberMusic; Instagram: CuatroPuntos.CT; Youtube: CuatroPuntosChamberMusic; Spotify: Cuatro Puntos; 860-498-3279; kevin@cuatropuntos.org

I Have Worked With

  • September 2018

    New Britain Museum of American Art - 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT
    Native Americans and the Impressionists

    American Impressionist visual artists like Frederic Remington frequently used Native American themes. The same is true of American Impressionist composers such as Amy Beach and Charles Griffes. Hear music by American Impressionist composers, as well as a quintessential Impressionistic quartet by Maurice Ravel. This concert will be narrated by musicologist and Cuatro Puntos cellist Dr. Allan Ballinger. 

  • May 2018

    Avon Congregational Church - Avon, CT
    MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT - Celebrating Women in Music

    When you think of great composers of the past, you immediately think of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart- but how often do you hear of female contemporaries of these masters?  Women have always played a huge role in composing and making music, even though their male counterparts are the ones who have made it into the musical mainstream. Come join Cuatro Puntos String Quartet and American Sign Language Storyteller Danielle Holdridge as we play music by past and living women composers.

  • April 2018

    Kendall on Hudson (Assisted Living) - Sleepy Hollow, NY
    ​COMING TO AMERICA - European Composers Inspired by Visits to America

    American Impressionist visual artists like Frederic Remington frequently used Native American themes. The same is true of American Impressionist composers such as Amy Beach and Charles Griffes. Hear music by American Impressionist composers, as well as a quintessential Impressionistic quartet by Maurice Ravel. This concert will be narrated by musicologist and Cuatro Puntos cellist Dr. Allan Ballinger. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Kevin
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
45 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Physical Address: 
45 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Last Name: 
Bishop
Phone: 
1-860-498-3279

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Chamber
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - New
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2012
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Hartford Performs approved teaching artists
Chamber Music America grant recipient
Awards: 
Not yet

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
No requirements
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$6,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Kennedy Center Arts Integration Teaching Artist Workshops
Hartford Performs approved artist
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500