b'Quinteto LatinoSunday, October 1 | 2 p.m.Recital HallTICKETS: $44 | CHICO STATE STUDENT: $15The beloved Bay Area group Quinteto Latino meldson accessibility and relevancy of BIPOC classical the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latinmusic in pursuit of inspiring audiences across American music with the sumptuous voices ofcultural, class, and ethnic lines. On tour, the group the classical wind quintet. Founded in 2004, thehas been in residence at Chamber Music at Napa ensemble is devoted to expanding the boundariesValley, San Rafaels Enriching Lives through Music of classical music through performance andProgram (Chamber Music America), and Spanish advocacy of work exclusively created language immersion residency at San Joses River by Latinx composers. Their commissioning,Glen, among others.mentoring, and educational initiatives are focused Nickel CreekSaturday, October 7 | 7:30 p.m.Laxson AuditoriumTICKETS: $47$67 | CHICO STATE STUDENT: $15My God its good to see you We wanted it to be our most ambitious album, That first line from Nickel Creeks seventh albumsays Sean Watkins, meaning spending the time Celebrants likely prophesies the warm responsethat weve never had to fully explore our musical awaiting the Americana-bluegrass groups first ideas and take them as far as we possibly can.all-new release in nine years.The result is perhaps the most audacious yet While the Grammy-winning trio of singer- accessible release of the Grammy-winning trios 34-songwriter-multi-instrumentalists Sara Watkinsyear career. The wide-ranging soundscapes include (fiddle), Sean Watkins (guitar), and Chris Thilethe melodic pop elation of Celebrants,(mandolin) had sporadically collaborated sincethe gauzy, the hazy harmonic swirls of The 2014s A Dotted Line, a 2020 interview pegged toMeadow, the gentle balladry of Holding Pattern, the twentieth anniversary of Nickel Creeks debutand the yearning Failure Isnt Forever, which album ignited a spark. It was fun to have a reasonbrightly bends towards hope. The entire enterprise to wax nostalgic about some stuff that wed done,is, naturally, shot through with the trios virtuosic says Thile. And then when we got together, it waspicking and shiver-inducing harmonies. The lyrics just so clear, Oh, yeah, weve got some new musicaddressing love, friendship, time, and the to make. universal travails of travel combine the poeticThey certainly did. The long layoff yielded a bountyand plain-spoken, hitting a sweet spot of ethereal of 18 interconnected songs written collectivelyand relatable as bridges are built, crossed, burned, during a creative retreat in Santa Barbara in earlyand rebuilt.2021. The tracks form a mosaic that is beautiful from a distance, but each tile also tells its own story. 4|Chico Performances|20232024 Season'