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Rock

Independently or as the quartet, members have worked with:

  • jimmy page & robert plant
  • sting
  • michael jackson
  • hootie & the blowfish
  • the allman brothers band
  • the moody blues
  • paul simon
  • depeche mode
  • *nsync
  • britney spears
  • aerosmith
  • smokey robinson
  • janet jackson
  • eric clapton
  • christina aguilera
  • elton john
  • roger daltrey
  • meat loaf
  • b. b. king
  • cyndi lauper
Other

Independently or as the quartet, members have worked with:

  • luciano pavoratti
  • leon redbone
  • tony bennett
  • ricky martin
  • frank sinatra
  • judy collins
  • barbra streisand
  • jim belushi
Lead-in Act

Opened for or performed in conjunction with:

  • billy joel
  • glenn frey of the eagles
  • david spade
  • jim belushi & the sacred hearts
  • neil diamond
  • robert klein
  • michael bolton
  • the pointer sisters
  • the commitments
  • stevie wonder
Corporate

Client collaborations at top events around the world for:

  • the carlyle group
  • general motors
  • fedEx
  • philip morris
  • ibm
  • digital equipment corp.
  • novartis pharmaceuticals
  • glaxoSmithKline
  • coldwell banker
  • cendant
  • iron workers of america
  • world shoe association
  • capital cities/abc
  • financial communications society
  • grand central partnership
  • change for kids
  • baron capital
  • british airways
  • toyota
  • mastercard
  • hilton hotels/hampton inns
  • campbell soup company
  • audi
  • conde nast
  • clear channel communications
  • novo nordisk
  • met life
  • bayer/siemens
  • bahrain financial services development
  • ISES
  • krisam
Educational

Schools, university and college collaborations:

  • raritan valley community college, NJ
  • college of st. scholastica, MN
  • michigan state U., MI
  • college of st. benedict, MN
  • northern illinois U., IL
  • u.s. military academy, NY
  • u. of dayton, OH
  • susquehanna U., PA
  • cadillac area symphony, MI
  • ogdar hall, hampton U., VA
  • penn state U., PA
  • great valley comm. ed., PA
  • easton area HS, PA
  • city HS, IA
  • valley HS, IA
  • west HS, IA
  • thomas jefferson HS, IA
  • mason city HS, IA
  • asta national conference, NV
  • nj city U., NJ
  • ny ASTA summer conference
  • las vegas performing arts academy
Private

Premium, private affairs cannot be shown in detail. The following however, applies:

  • highest professionalism
  • fast setup and breakdown
  • all black uniform look
  • contrasting selection of works
  • tremendous response assured
Major Venues

Only major venues shown:

  • madison square garden, NY
  • radio city music hall, NY
  • queen elizabeth hall, UK
  • city hall concert hall, Hong Kong
  • hard rock casino, NV
  • trump taj mahal, NJ
  • south street seaport, NY
  • bethlehem musikfest, PA
  • catch a rising star, NY
  • the grand ole opry, TN
  • stade st. jean, St. Barths, W.I.
  • penn state U., PA
  • plaza at rockefeller center, NY
  • rainbow room, NY
  • carnegie hall, NY
  • town hall, NY
  • ny & brooklyn botanical gardens, NY
  • madison civic center, WI
  • power center, ann arbor, MI
  • egyptian theatre, IL
  • metropoltan opera house, NY
  • the united nations, NY
  • national portrait gallery, DC
  • miami convention center, FL
  • top of the rock, NY
  • met. mus. of modern art, NY
  • mellon auditorium, DC
  • philidelphia art museum, PA
  • allen room, NY
  • anaheim convention center, CA
  • mandalay bay, NV
  • boca raton resort, FL
  • foy hall, PA
  • taj mahal, NJ
  • bacara resort, CA
  • george V hotel, Paris, France
  • four seasons, NY
  • belmont park raceway, NY
  • moma, NY
  • grand cypress resort, FL
Awards

Awards and major achievements:

  • top 15 positions
    billboard, 1986-89
    classical crossover chart
    “What if Mozart Wrote, 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'”
  • top 15 positions & album pick
    billboard, 1988
    classical crossover chart
    “What if Mozart Wrote, 'Roll Over Beethoven'”
  • top 15 positions
    billboard, 1988-89
    classical crossover chart
    “What if Mozart Wrote, 'Born to be Wild'”
  • grammy nomination
    best concept music video, 1988
    “Get A Job”
    (4 competitors: george harrison, talking heads, neil young & weird al yankovic)
  • top 15 singles
    billboard, 2002
    hot 100
    “Gone”
    *nsync with hsq
Reviews

Just a few comments from others:

  • “They play second fiddle to no one.”
    - ABC-TV, Spencer Christian
  • “One class act. This group is hot. Definitely ranked with the best of them.”
    - WCBS-TV, Jill Rappaport
  • “Great performance.”
    - WNCN-FM, Annie Bergen
  • “A major success.”
    - Glenn Mitchell, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “One listen will change the way you hear both classical and pop music.”
    - Wireless
  • “Four musicians who are unique in all the world.”
    - Susan L. Peña, Reading Eagle/Times
  • “Impeccable performing expertise. HSQ slays their audiences.”
    - Edward Tatnall Canby, Audio
  • “HSQ is capable of making any type of music with an amazing, stunning arranging ability.”
    - The Nikkan Gendai, Japan
  • “HSQ self-arranges the masterworks of classic rock with a great arranging sense.”
    - Brutus Magazine, Japan
  • “HSQ didn't need any special effects to play rock that was faithful and creative. Swapping & spreading the melody of Eleanor Rigby, they made it blossom like a lotus. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You was elegant, elegiac & more meaningful [than the original]. Battle of Evermore was simulated beautifully by overlapping, slapping rhythms plucked on violin, viola & cello played horizontally like guitars. Stairway to Heaven featured deft movement, brimming tones & organic changes.”
    - Geoff Gehman of The Morning Call
Video

Official HSQ 4 minute promo video:


Promo video SMALL (160 x 120) - Right-click to save
Promo video LARGE (480 x 360) - Right-click to save


'Get A Job' Grammy Video (1988):


'Get A Job' video (320 x 240) - Right-click to save
Discography

Solo recordings:

HSQ: All Zeppelin
Mona Lisa Sound, 2009

HSQ: All Zeppelin

The Off-White Album
Mona Lisa Sound, 2008

The Off-White Album

Take No Prisoners
Mona Lisa Sound, 2005

Take No Prisoners

HSQ Does Christmas (Again)
Mona Lisa Sound, 2005

HSQ Does Christmas

HSQ Rides Again (Again)
Mona Lisa Sound, 2004

HSQ Rides Again

Sympathy for the Devil
Mona Lisa Sound, 2004

Sympathy For The Devil

Sympathy for the Devil
Dolphin/Allegro, 1994

Sympathy For The Devil

Sympathy for the Devil
EastWorld/Toshiba-EMI, 1993

Sympathy For The Devil

What if Mozart Wrote, 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'
RCA Victor, 1989 (Out of print)

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

What if Mozart Wrote, 'Born To Be Wild'
RCA Victor, 1988

Born To Be Wild

What if Mozart Wrote, 'Roll Over Beethoven'
RCA Victor, 1988

Roll Over Beethoven

What if Mozart Wrote, 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
RCA Victor Red Seal, 1986

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Collaborations/appearances:

*NSYNC Celebrity
Jive/Zomba, 2001

*NSYNC Celebrity

Your #1 Requests
Zomba, 2000

Your #1 Requests

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Polygram, 1993

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Carol of The Drum - A New Age Christmas, RCA Victor 1993

Carol of The Drum - A New Age Christmas

Pachelbel's Greatest Hit - Canon in D, RCA Victor 1991

Pachelbel's Greatest Hit - Canon in D
TV, Radio and Film

HSQ has been seen on the following TV shows:

  • the today show
    with Bryant Gumbel & Jane Pauley, NBC-TV
  • all my children (on camera), ABC-TV
  • nightwatch (10x), CBS-TV
  • days end
    with Spencer Christian, ABC-TV
  • this morning (from Liverpool), UK
  • the swingshift (UK interview show), BSB-TV (UK)
  • live interview & performance (3x), WCBS-TV
  • live interview & performance (3x), FX-TV
  • MTV
  • VH1

...and heard on the following radio shows:

  • GLR/BBC, UK
    1 hour concert special
  • BBC World Service Radio, UK
  • “Meridien”
  • WNCN-FM, NY
    1 hour live concert
  • WNEW-FM, NY
    “World Hungarthon”
    live concert from The United Nations
  • LBC, UK
    “Artbeat”
  • PBS
  • WABC
  • BBC
  • WQXR
  • WNYC
  • NPR
    2 podcasts

...and heard in the following films:

  • “A Touch of Fate”
    starring Teri Hatcher
    2003
  • “Ram Dass Fierce Grace”
    starring Ram Dass
    2002
  • “Blue Helmets”
    Red Ribbon Winner
    1991 American Film & Video Festival 1990
  • “Once Around”
    starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter
    Danny Aiello, Gena Rowlands
    1991
Images

Outside John's place

Graveyard at St. Paul's, NYC

Another shot in the graveyard

“Stairway” with a mirrored ball

Our official shot (outside John's)

Harley-Davidson Cafe, NYC

Iowa City residency

Richard teaching

John teaching

Iowa residency performance

Iowa kids before...

...and after (the girl in the 'Bison' sweatshirt had a bad day)

Downloads

Make sure you have Acrobat Reader from Adobe. Right-click and download LINKED file(s) to desktop. All material is copyright Mona Lisa Sound, Inc., The Hampton String Quartet and/or John Reed:

Title: “HSQ Does Christmas (Again)” one-sheet
Size: 821 kb
Use: Screen, print
Abstract: Summary of CD release for promotion

Title: “Take No Prisoners” one-sheet
Size: 791 kb
Use: Screen, print
Abstract: Summary of CD release for promotion

Title: Residencies
Size: 163 kb
Use: Screen, print
Abstract: Brochure on HSQ residencies

Title: Official photo
Size: 884 kb
Use: Print
Abstract: Primary multi-purpose hi-res color photo

Title: Alternate photo
Size: 2.14 mb
Use: Print
Abstract: Secondary multi-purpose hi-res color photo

Title: Official press brochure
Size: 4.8 mb
Use: Print
Abstract: Contains same info as this web site

Title: Official DVD (Small QT movie)
Size: 3.6 mb (160 x 136)
Use: Web, TV, multimedia
Abstract: 4 minute DVD showing highlights, performance close-ups

Title: Official DVD (Large QT movie)
Size: 28.8 mb (480 x 360)
Use: Web, TV, multimedia
Abstract: 4 minute DVD showing highlights, performance close-ups

Title: Concert program (Bio's)
Size: 609 kb (480 x 360)
Use: Screen, print
Abstract: HSQ and member short biographies

Activity

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Industrials

For the past 25 years, HSQ has performed both here and abroad for a wide range of major corporations:

  • We can provide our own state-of-the-art sound system.
  • Setup is typically under 20 minutes.
  •  
  • Janna Glasser at: 1.877.263.5691
  • or email us at: HSQ

Call for prices, logistics and general information.

Residencies

Invite HSQ to perform at your educational institution:

  • Please email Janna Glasser at: Janna Glasser or
  • call our toll free number at: 1.877.263.5691

Call for prices, logistics and general information.

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