CHICAGO, IL (AUGUST 27, 2017) – Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago (OSC), under the direction of Mina Zikri, is excited to present an exclusive House Salon Concert featuring An Afternoon with KAIA String Quartet on Sunday, August 27 from 1-3 p.m. in the beautiful home of Doris Ayres of Ayres Interiors, 2230 N Seminary Avenue, Chicago. The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon of Tango and Classical music of Bragato, Bernal Jimenez and Heitor Villa-Lobos performed by KAIA String Quartet complete with appetizers and cocktails.
KAIA String Quartet is a Chicago-based ensemble devoted to capturing the essence of Latin American culture through the medium of the string quartet. KAIA is currently in residency with WFMT Chicago’s classical and arts radio station where they perform, curate, and expose audiences to new ways of thinking about Latin American music.
As a registered non-profit organization, all proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards the production of OSC’s 2018 -2019 ‘Music for All’ Season, an engaging classical musical collaboration with Classical Kids Live to appeal to the music lover in everyone.
OSC concerts are the new future of classical music where the conductor and musicians actively engage with the audience to create a unique experience, combining the timeless allure of classical music and the highest possible performance standards, with his dynamic, interactive style, to create the unexpected and inject new excitement into the world of traditional classical music. The mobile orchestra often performs at private events and non-traditional locations with the finest musicians, and its flexibility allows it to incorporate a small string quartet, chamber group, or a complete orchestra on-the-go.
Tickets to An Afternoon with KAIA are $100 per person and can be purchased online at www.oistrakhsymphony.org/
ABOUT OISTRAKH SYMPHONY OF CHICAGO
Founded in 2005, Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago (OSC) offers audiences and musicians exposure to a broad classical repertoire performed at the highest level. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, OSC receives support from foundation and family grants, private individuals, and corporate donors to help fund educational and high-quality musical performance programs.
OSC is named after esteemed Russian violinist, David Oistrakh, who was universally recognized as one of the greatest virtuosos of the 20th Century and symbolized the undisputed greatness of Russian music, ballet and theater. In the 1990’s OSC founder, Mina Zikri studied violin in Germany under the tutelage of David Oistrakh’s son and grandson.
OSC’s core group of highly talented musicians come from all over the world as well as musicians from major music programs in the area, in particular, the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago with whom they have a strong professional relationship.
With a very active and engaged Board of Directors from various backgrounds, OSC is dedicated to providing early exposure to classical music that will benefit communities in Chicago. The orchestra has partnered with Chicago Public Schools to present music outreach programs that impact students and spark an early interest in classical music. More recently, OSC implemented a program that aligns with their mission at the Montessori School of Englewood.
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