The best remake is that who takes the essence of the original and then brings something of its own that somewhat reinvents it and creates something unique – today’s premiere by international music sensation Dallas String Quartet examplifies this as the band pays their own rendition of “My Favorite Things.”
DSQ delivers a shimmering and prancing version of the ever-popular holiday tune, “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers and Hammerstein, memorably performed by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. The opening measures of the song lay down a sonic chamber rock-like vibe, creating a spacious atmosphere into which violins flutter in a fanciful flight of desire. Ion Zanca’s viola provides the thematic undercurrent around which Eleanor Dunbar’s and Melissa Priller’s violins float. Piano chords play call and response with the violins, and about two-minutes into the song, Anthony Plant’s guitar winds around the flittering violins. DSQ captures the yearning desire and the wistful longing of “My Favorite Things.”
Dallas String Quartet was founded in 2007 by award-winning violist Ion Zanca. DSQ is known for their engaging performances and unique contemporary pop covers. DSQ uses both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar. Known for their eclectic renditions of anything from Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita,’ DSQ is Bach meets Bon Jovi.
The group is comprised of composer and violist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman.
Dallas String Quartet will continue to tour the U.S. in support of their new album, “A Very Merry Christmas with Dallas String Quartet,” throughout the remainder of 2019. (See dates below.)
Dallas String Quartet Tour Dates
11.16.19 – Clayton, Center for the Arts -Maryville, TN
12.13.19 – Crockett Civic Center – Crockett, TX
1.9.20 – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO
1.20.20 – Cam-Plex Center – Gillette, WY
2.14.20 – Gonzaga University – Spokane, WA
2.20.20 – University of Science and Arts – Chickasha, OK
3.19.20 – Williamsport Community Arts Center – Williamsport, PA
4.4.20 – Schauer Arts and Activities Center – Hartford, WI