© 2022 KRWG
background_fid.jpg
News that matters
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Intermezzo

Classical, jazz and more in La Catrina Quartet concert on Sunday

danielv_a4_17_15_1.jpg
L
/

A rarely-heard piece of music for string quartet and tuba by jazz composer and musician Manny Albam is on the program this Sunday in a concert performed by La Catrina Quartet and tuba professor James Shearer. The group has performed Albam’s “Quintet for Tuba and Strings” before, but wanted to perform it for an audience again in advance of recording it. Violinist Daniel Vega-Albela came to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the concert, providing background on the Albam piece, as well as an early string trio by Beethoven and the famous String Quartet by Maurice Ravel.