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'Magical Moments' At The Heartland Chamber Music Festival

Steve Hall
Students from the Heartland Chamber Music Festival "Sprouts" program with the UMKC Conservatory Chamber Orchestra.

Classical KC speaks with Jackie Lee, artistic director for the Heartland Chamber Music Festival, about the origin of the festival, keeping talented local students in the area, and various community outreach programs. Joining Jackie is Hez Leung, violist with the award winning Rolston String Quartet - featured performers at this year's festival.


Stephen Steigman


Jackie Lee, Artistic Director - Heartland Chamber Music Festival

Hez Leung, viola - The Rolston String Quartet

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Jackie Lee (left). Hez Leung (seated on couch) and the members of the Rolston String Quartet


String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2 - I. Allegro assai appassionato
by Felix Mendelssohn
Fairway String Quartet
Philip Marten - violin
Rachael Schlosberg - violin
Tanner Menees -viola
Samuel Cho - cello

String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 - I. Allegro vivace assai
by Felix Mendelssohn
ELF String Quartet
Ching-Yi Willy Wei - violin
Yu-Ting Huang- violin
Ying-Ying Tseng - viola
Yun Han - cello

String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 - I. Allegro
by Ludwig van Beethoven
The Rolston String Quartet
Hez Leung - viola
Luri Lee - violin
Jason Issokson - violin
Yoshiko Masuda - cello

Serenade for strings in C major, Op.48 - IV. Finale
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Festival Camerata Chamber Orchestra

You can learn more about the Heartland Chamber Music Festival at heartlandchambermusic.org.

See more information about the Rolston String Quartet at rolstonstringquartet.com.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.