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Wasmuth Quartet Performs Live For Public Radio Music Month

Fresh from their concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the newly-formed quartet visited WFIU during Classical Music with George Walker.

the string quartet poses with a sign reading My Music My Public Radio

Photo: WFIU/David Wood

The Wasmuth Quartet (left to right) violinists Jonathan Ong and Brendan Shea, violist Abigail Rojansky, and cellist Warren Hagerty

As part of WFIU’s continued observance of April as Public Radio Music Month, the Jacobs School’s Wasmuth Quartet visited the studio for an interview and live performance. The quartet was recently featured at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  on April 9th as part of their Conservatory Series. The musicians performed excerpts from that concert on Classical Music with George Walker including a selections from Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 95 “Serioso” and Ligeti’s String Quaret No. 1 “Metamorpheses nocturnes”.

The quartet recently spent a week in Bonn, Germany, at the Beethoven-Haus, during which time the members were able to research and explore original manuscripts by Ludwig van Beethoven and perform a concert at the Villa Wasmuth, for which they took their name.

David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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