Kaia String Quartet: Returning Friends

Pictured: Kaia String QuartetTwo settings and two interesting groups of performers are featured on this edition of Carolina Live.

The Kaia String Quartet arrives from their base in Chicago to wow an audience at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC, playing the String Quartet No. 8 in e-minor by Beethoven and Chicago-Lucerne by Amos Gillespie.

In Davidson, NC, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson is joined by accompanist Wade Dingman and her musician parents, Mary Kay and Joseph Robinson, for a varied concert with music from Schubert, Gershwin, Bizet and more. It’s a pleasing potpourri on this week’s Carolina Live.

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in e-minor
Kaia String Quartet

Amos Gillespie: Chicago-Lucerne
Kaia String Quartet

Astor Piazzola: Escualo and Coral
Kaia String Quartet

Osvaldo Fresedo: Vida Mia
Kaia String Quartet

Schubert: Schubert’s Take on Love
Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano
Wade Dingman, piano

Massenet: Meditation from the opera Thais
Mary Kay Robinson, violin
Wade Dingman, piano

Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh, Kay!
Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano
Wade Dingman, piano

Jerome Kern: Bill from Showboat
Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano
Wade Dingman, piano

Springfield Mountain and Song of the Old Maid
Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano
Wade Dingman, piano
Joseph Robinson, oboe

Georges Bizet: Habanera from Carmen
Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano
Wade Dingman, piano

Kurt Weill: Farewell, Goodbye
Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano
Wade Dingman, piano

Ennio Morriconi: Gabriel’s Oboe from the film The Mission
Mary Kay Robinson, violin
Joseph Robinson, oboe
Wade Dingman, piano