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Golden Hornet's String Quartet Smackdown V

Presented by Golden Hornet at Alamo Drafthouse - South Lamar, Austin TX

Feb 23 2019
Golden Hornet's String Quartet Smackdown V

March Madness for the ears! In its fifth year and slated for yet another highly successful and sold-out performance, this NCAA-inspired tournament competition brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live audience.

A panel of judges – including composer/musicians Maja S.K. Ratkje of Norway, Erdem Helvacioglu of New York City, and Eun Lee with the nonprofit The Dream Unfinished – selected the sixteen finalist compositions to be performed live at the “String Quartet Smackdown” at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Invoke will perform the compositions in four bracketed rounds.

The live audience in attendance will determine the winner by voting for their favorite pieces in each round. The winner of each

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Tickets are $12 each, and available now! They can be purchased on Alamo Drafthouse’s Website.


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Alamo Drafthouse - South Lamar

1120 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704


Parking is available in Lamar Union’s parking garages. We recommend entering the parking garage located off Treadwell. From Lamar, go west on Treadwell and the garage entrance will be immediately to your left. For Thursday openings and most Friday or Saturday evenings, allow some additional time to find a space.

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