Saturday, March 10, 2012

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
<>, by calling 704-894-2135, in
person at the College Box Office 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, or at the