Hickory, – The Western Piedmont Symphony (WPS) presents the classical ensemble the Kontras Quartet on its next Chamber Classics concert on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Drendel Auditorium at the S.A.L.T. Block, Hickory.

Quartet will perform at a mixed variety of community events at several elementary schools, public libraries, and senior living communities in Caldwell, Catawba, and Iredell counties.

Based in Chicago, the Kontras Quartet has established an international following for their vibrant and nuanced performances. Lauded as “one of the most promising young quartets -technically excellent and musically compelling,” the Kontras Quartet is a brilliant and invigorating string quartet whose members hail from across the world. Kontras means “contrasts” in the Afrikaans language – fitting for a string ensemble whose colorful repertoire spans centuries, genres, and continents.

The Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics series is sponsored by Dr. George Clay and Sandra Pait Clay.

Chamber Classic tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for all students (17 & under or w/college ID). Soundbites tickets are $35 (for lunch and concert). Purchase by visiting WPSymphony.org/Tickets or call 828.324.8603. S.A.L.T. Block COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be observed.

The Drendel Auditorium is located at the S.A.L.T. Block at 243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

The Keiser Community Room is located in the West Wing also at the S.A.L.T. Block.

For more information about the Western Piedmont Symphony, call 828-324-8603, visit WPSymphony.org, or email [email protected].