Four Quartets and the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra

4quartets-100A foursome of string quartets share the spotlight with members of the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra: the Kontras Quartet, La Catrina Quartet, the Fry Street Quartet, and the Jasper Quartet. The program includes works by Tan Dun, George Gershwin, Mozart, Beethoven, Smetana, Mendelssohn and African-American composer Florence Price. The Western Piedmont Symphony has a unique residency program for quartets, and these ensembles represent winners and those trying out.

Kontras Quartet playing Tan Dun's "Drum and Gong"
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Fry Street Quartet
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Jasper Quartet
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La Catrina Quartet
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Listen to the entire program: Four Quartets and the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra



Billboard and Introduction to Drum and Gong - Lauren Rico



Tan Dun: Drum and Gong from Eight Colors for String Quartet
Kontras Quartet: Dmitri Pogorelov, François Henkins, violins; Ai Ishida, viola; Jean Hatmaker, cello



George Gershwin: Lullaby
Kontras Quartet: Dmitri Pogorelov, François Henkins, violins; Ai Ishida, viola; Jean Hatmaker, cello



Introduction to "Dances in the Canebrakes" - Lauren Rico



Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes
Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, John Gordon Ross

i. Nimble Feet
ii. Tropical Noon
iii. Silk Hat and Walking Cane





Introduction to Mozart's Clarinet Quintet - Lauren Rico



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major
Alfredo Valdes-Brio Hoyos, clarinet
La Catrina Quartet: Daniel Vega-Albela, Blake Espy, violins; Jorge Martínez, viola; Alan Daowz, cello



Introduction to the Turkish March - Lauren Rico



Ludwig van Beethoven: Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens
Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, John Gordon Ross
Western Piedmont Youth Symphony, Rick Cline



Introduction to Mendelssohn's Octet - Lauren Rico



Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major
La Catrina Quartet: Daniel Vega-Albela, Blake Espy, violins; Jorge Martínez, viola; Alan Daowz, cello
Fry Street Quartet: William Fedkenheuer, Rebecca McFaul, violins; Russell Fallstad, viola; Anne Francis, cello



Introduction to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante - Lauren Rico



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, John Gordon Ross
Joseph Robinson, oboe; Douglas Miller, clarinet; Wilfred Roberts, bassoon; Brice Andrus, horn



Introduction to Smetana's quartet From My Life - Lauren Rico



Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, From My Life
Jasper String Quartet: J Freivogel, Sae (Niwa) Chonabayashi, violins; Sam Quintal, viola; Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello



End of the show - Lauren Rico



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