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For Immediate Release


Kontras Quartet Performs Dec. 6

The Kontras Quartet will perform on the Catawba Valley Community College campus Thurs., Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. in the Old Student Center located on the West Wing of the Main Campus in Hickory.  

The concert is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. There is no charge for admission.

Currently in the third year of its tenure as the Hickory Metro Resident Quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony, the Kontras Quartet was founded in Chicago where all four members performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The quartet has an international flavor.  Violinist Dmitri Pogorelov is from Russia, violinist Francois Henkins is from South Africa, Violist Ai Ishida is from Japan, and cellist Jean Hatmaker is from Illinois.  They have performed in numerous orchestral groups in the United States and abroad, including solo performances.

The concert is part of an ongoing effort to give CVCC students more access to the arts through a partnership with the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Students receive free admission to all Western Piedmont Symphony concerts with college identification plus access to plays, concerts and exhibits offered by the other Arts Council affiliates, free YMCA of Catawba Valley memberships, discounts Carowinds tickets and many other perks that are part of a special student benefits package called Community Connections.

For more information, contact Anne Williams at CVCC, 828-327-7000, ext. 4850.



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