Give Now

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!

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search Arts and Music

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Recent Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Events RSS icon

More Events »Submit Your Event »

Arts & Music is on Twitter

Find Us on Facebook

This Week on Harmonia Early Music

A Tale of Telemann

Telemann

This week on Harmonia we celebrate Telemann’s legacy.

Read more »

Harmonia Early Music is a nationally syndicated weekly early music radio program, podcast and blog produced by WFIU Public Radio.

More from Harmonia »

This Week on Earth Eats

Cary Fowler: Plants Are On The Front Lines Of Climate Change

Entrance to Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Cary Fowler of Global Crop Diversity Trust talks to us about climate change and what crop diversity used to look like before we started privatizing seeds.

Read more »

Earth Eats is a podcast, radio program and blog of the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

More from Earth Eats »

This Week on Focus on Flowers

Good Investments

shrubs

Shrubs are long-lived inhabitants that help create the architecture of our gardens.

Read more »

Focus on Flowers is a weekly program about flower gardening hosted by master gardener Moya Andews.

More from Focus on Flowers »