Kontras Quartet To Perform at Davidson March 18

The Davidson College Music Department concludes its 2011-12 Concert Series with a performance from The Kontras Quartet on Sunday, March 18. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Center.

Lauded for their “great sensitivity and brilliance,” the Kontras Quartet is rapidly becoming one of the most vibrant young string quartets on the scene. Its members — violinists Dmitri Pogorelov and Francois Henkins, violist Ai Ishida and cellist Jean Hatmaker — hail from different parts of the world, adding to their innovative approach to chamber music.

After meeting as principals of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, these four musicians collaborated to offer fresh interpretations of the established string quartet canon, as well as serve as advocates of new and unfamiliar compositions.

Tickets are $8 to $12 and may be purchased online at www.davidson.edu/tickets , by calling 704-894-2135, in person at the College Box Office 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, or at the door.


Buck Lawrimore