Son Monarcas Community Concert
Fall 2016 EISMA Performers Kontras Quartet Launch Their New Radio Residency at WFMT
Adjust those radio tuners and internet streams - Kontras Quartet is about to begin a three-month residency at Chicago's WFMT 98.7, during which they will perform, curate, and otherwise explore the intersection of classical and folk music. The first segment, "Roots", will focus on classical pieces that reference folk music; think Villa Lobos, Glazunov, Schubert and Ives. The second segment, "The Bridge", will be a lively romp through a collection of folk music written by American, South African, Japanese, Haitian and Chinese composers (among others) for classical chamber ensembles.