Kontras in Levin Performance Studio!

December 22, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Kontras Quartet; Dmitri Pogorelov, Francois Henkins violins, Ben Weber, viola, and Jean Hatmaker, cello

A WFMT special broadcast of Ensemble-in-Residence Kontras Quartet on Relevant Tones. Kontras Quartet has been blending the line between classical and folk music since 2009. On this program we’ll hear a Folk inspired repertoire from South Africa to Japan back home to the Midwest.


Strum by Jessie Montgomery

String Quartet No. 1 “White Man Sleeps”: Movement I. “First Dance,” by Kevin Volans

Exodus Quartet: I. “A Tale; Generations of Suffering” by Rudy Perrault

Appalachian Polaroids  by Steven Snowden

Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2: Movement I. Yagibushi  & Movement II. Nambu ushioi ota, by Hajime Komatsu –

Komeng, by Mokale Koapeng

8 Chinese folk songs: No. 5: Horse Herds Mountain Song & No. 8: Leaving Home, by Zhou Long

Shortnin’ Bread, by Florence Price

String Quartet No. 3 “Old Time” by Mark O’Connor

Black Bend, by Dan Visconti