Morganton, NC – The Kontras Quartet will offer a seasonal music concert at Western Piedmont Community College on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Leviton Auditorium located in Moore Hall.
The Kontras Quartet is currently in its third year as the Hickory Metro Resident Quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony. Quartet members are from four different parts of the globe. Recognized as talented, sensitive performers they are: violinists Dmitri Pogorelov, from Russia, and Francois Henkins, a native of South Africa; violist Ai Ishida, from Tokyo; and cellist Jean Hatmaker, who grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Il. The four musicians met as principals of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Their name, Kontras, means “contrasts” in Henkins’ native Afrikaans language.
Western Piedmont Community College enrolls approximately 4,000 students annually in pursuit of college transfer degrees, two year associate degrees and diplomas. More than 10,000 students enroll each year in continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The College also provides programs for high school completion. Western Piedmont received recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
To learn more about Western Piedmont Symphony and the Kontras, visit www.wpsymphony.org.
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1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655