Live Music: Kontras Quartet Meld Classical and Appalachian Sounds on WBEZ

Live Music: Kontras Quartet Meld Classical and Appalachian Sounds on WBEZ

The Kontras Quartet were doing just fine on their own, thank you very much. Acclaimed for their artistry and sensitivity, the young members were carving out a nice name for themselves in the world of chamber music. But then along came the Swiss-born bluegrass-obsessed Kruger Brothers, and the sounds of the concert hall and the sounds of the Appalachian hollers melded into something totally unique and sonically beautiful. 

The Morning Shift brings you a live dose of fantastic music ahead of their Friday concert at Northeastern Illinois University.