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A Quartet of One's Own: Kruno Kupresanin, Bassist & Luthier, Featured at Chamber Music Amarillo's Final Concert (This Friday)

The Harrington String Quartet & Kruno Kupresanin

This Friday night, don't miss Chamber Music Amarillo's last concert of their 24th Season. Enjoy Schubert's Double Cello Quintet with a special performance by the Harrington String Quartet as they each play on instruments built by Kruno Kupresanin, Amarillo-based luthier and musician. In addition to performing as a double-bassist with the Amarillo Symphony and Chamber Music Amarillo, he also owns Kruno's Violin Shopon the southwest side of the city.

When you think about the lofty "pandemic projects" about which you've heard, few will compare to that of today's guest on High Plains Morning. We were thrilled to welcome musician and craftsman Kruno Kupresanin into the studio, also known as "the man who built new instruments for the eintire Harrington String Quartet to play at this Friday night's concert." (Yes, you read that correctly.)

So please don't miss this FINAL CONCERTof Chamber Music Amarillo's 24th season on Friday, April 8th at 7:30p CT at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens (1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo); the pre-concert lecture starts at 6:45p CT. Among other pieces, the show will spotlight Schubert's Double Cello Quintet, which is considered a work that perfectly blends the instruments—a perfect way to close the 24th season! Plus, the program will feature a fascinating slide show of the process by which Kruno designed and assembled these exquisite instruments.

For tickets, click here. For questions, call (806) 376-8782. To hear the full interview with Kruno, click the blue link at the top of the page.

More about the show (from the CMA website): The Harrington String Quartet will join Leonid Shukaev, Bruce Lin, and local luthier Kruno Kupresanin for the final performance of the 2021-2022 season. Kupresanin will delve into the life of a luthier and his award-winning instruments as the artists perform pieces including Mozart’s Trio in G Major. The program will end with Schubert’s Double Cello Quintet,

Reminder: Pre-concert lecture is hosted by HPPR's Jenny Inzerillo, and it's held in the Auditorium Ballroom at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens; attendance is free with your concert ticket, and it starts promptly at 6:45p CT!

Rossitza Goza, violin
Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin
Vesselin Todorov, viola
Emmanuel Lopez, cello
Leonid Shukaev, cello
Kruno Kupresanin, bass
Bruce Lin, piano

Bartók, Roumanian Folk Dances
Gardel, “Por Una Cabeza” tango
Mozart, Trio for Violin, Cello, & Piano In G-Major
Schubert, Double Cello Quintet

Also, student tickets are also available! Call 806.376.8782 for details.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.