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.
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! October 15 at 4 PM
Curarteto Latinoamericano presents a master class on the string quartets of Villa-Lobos, free and open to the public.