Nichols Concert Hall Presents: Cuarteto Latinoamericano
The world-renowned Cuarteto Latinoamericano showcases classical works from Central and South America including a quartet by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, the focus of the Music Institute's One Composer, One Community program this year. Celebrating 40 years as an ensemble, the Latin Grammy Award-winning quartet is recognized for premiering more than 100 new pieces and championing neglected musical gems by underrepresented composers. They have been recognized with the Mexican Music Critics Association Award and three times received Chamber Music America/ASCAP's "Most Adventurous Programming" Award.
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This concert is presented in partnership with the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago.
PROGRAM (Read the full program online >>)
Featuring violinists Saúl Bitrán and Áron Bitrán; violist Javier Montiel; and cellist Álvaro Bitrán
String Quartet No. 17
Two tangos: Volver and Por una cabeza
String Quartet No. 1
PLUS! Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Master Class | October 15 at 4 PM
Cuarteto Latinoamericano presents a master class on the string quartets of Villa-Lobos, free and open to the public.Two chamber music groups from the MIC Academy perform.
String Quartet No. 5 Heitor Villa-Lobos
I. Poco andantino
Kana Aihara, violin, Zak Chen, violin, Leo Zupko, viola, and Jan Nedvetsky, cello
This Academy chamber group is coached by Jasmine Lin
String Quartet No. 6 "Brazilian" Heitor Villa-Lobos
III. Andante, quasi adagio
The Pelios Quartet
Ellen Zhou, violin, Clark Snavely, violin, Tristan Zhu, viola, and Amelia Zitoun, cello
This Academy chamber group is coached by Rodolfo Vieira