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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:14

Chamber music group plays on cultural connections

Written by  Staff Writer
The Apollo Chamber Players take the stage in Edgerton on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Apollo Chamber Players take the stage in Edgerton on Saturday, Sept. 21. Photo submitted
EDGERTON — The Apollo Chamber Players kick off the 2019-’20 Wartmann Artist Series on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Edgerton Performing Arts Center.
The four-person ensemble will present the Wisconsin premiere of “Croatian Connections.”

The piece “explores the Croatian inspirations of the ‘father of the string quartet,’ Josef Haydn, and music celebrating Croatian cultural heritage,” according to a news release.

The Wisconsin premiere “adds a contemporary perspective — a bridge to common ground through ethnic folk music — between oft-warring cultures,” the release said.

The Houston-based Apollo Chamber Players has performed for sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall twice in the past five years, and holds the distinction of being the first American chamber ensemble to record and perform in Cuba since the embargo relaxation. The group is featured frequently on American Public Media’s nationally syndicated program “Performance Today.”

The Wartmann Artist Series continues with Exile in concert Oct. 26, the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra on March 7 and “Salute to Glen Campbell” on May 9.

For more information or tickets, go online to edgertonpac.com or call 608-561-6093.

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