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 





ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Four for Tango
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





STEPHEN PAULUS: The Road Home
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