From the tango of the Rio de la Plata to the string quartets of Silvestre Revueltas, the KAIA String Quartet is an ensemble devoted to promoting the rich and colorful music of Latin America. Active performers in both the US and abroad, highlights of the 2019-2020 season include a residency at the Avaloch Farm Institute, a concert tour in Uruguay and Argentina including a performance at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, as well as performances at various concert series in North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The Quartet plays an active role in Chicago’s music scene where they are regular guests at the Chicago Latino Music Festival and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. In 2017, KAIA was the first ensemble in residence at Chicago’s classical radio station, WFMT. During this residency they explored the world of Latin classical music with audiences through daily radio segments, performances and broadcasts around the city and the production of KAIA Kids, a series of children’s education videos.
José Bragato, Tres movimientos porteños para cuarteto de cuerdas basados en ritmos de tango
I. Popular II. Romántico III. Culto
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet op.76, No.2 “Quinten” in D minor
I. Allegro II. Andante III. Menuetto IV. Vivace assai
Claudio Santoro, String Quartet No. 3 I. Allegro II. Lento III. Vivo IV. Andante- Allegro
Astor Piazzolla, from Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas I. Verano Porteño