"Entertaining, Extraordinarily Controlled, Stunning Performance"

Lest anyone think that chamber concerts have to be stiff and dull, they haven't yet met the Kontras Quartet. The program opened, as has become their custom, with the players presenting a short introduction and explanation of the music to be heard, a session as entertaining as it is informative ... For the pièce de résistance of the evening, Schubert's Quintet in C, D.956, Marc Johnson [cellist of the famed Vermeer Quartet] joined the quartet ... The seeming simplicity of the work requires extraordinary control by the instrumentalists, and this performance was no less than stunning ... After such a brilliant inaugural season, we will expect even greater things from the Kontras Quartet in the remainder of their tenure.

CVNC Arts Journal
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