Davidson College: Kontras Quartet & Ruskin Cooper Memorial

Kontras QuartetFrom Tyler-Tallman Hall on the campus of Davidson College in Davidson, NC comes a performance in the College Concert Series featuring the Kontras Quartet, quartet-in–residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory. They perform a program of Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel and Piazzolla. Then we’ll have performances from a memorial concert honoring renowned pianist and Davidson College faculty member Ruskin Cooper, who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. The program ends with an archived performance by Ruskin Cooper from Love Auditorium on the Davidson campus recorded in 1999.

Listen to the entire program: Davidson College: Kontras Quartet & Ruskin Cooper Memorial

Billboard and introduction to Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 6 - Lauren Rico

L. Van BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in b flat, Op. 18 No. 6
Kontras Quartet

Introduction to Schubert's Quartettsatz - Lauren Rico

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Quartettsatz in c minor
Kontras Quartet

Introduction to Ravel's String Quartet in f - Lauren Rico

MAURICE RAVEL: String Quartet in f
Kontras Quartet

Introduction to Piazzolla's Four for Tango - Lauren Rico 

Kontras Quartet

Break and introduction to Glenworth's Blues for Gilbert - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay

MARK GLENWORTH: Blues for Gilbert
Tara Villa, vibraphone

Introduction to two selections from the Daivdson College Chorale - Lauren Rico

WILLIAM HAWLEY: Not One Sparrow is Forgotten

Davidson College Chorale
Christopher Gilliam, director

Introduction to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 - Lauren Rico

W. A. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 in e flat
Ruskin Cooper, piano
Carolina Chamber Symphony
Robert Franz, conductor

End of the Show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay