KAIA String Quartet



Thursday, October 19
Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium


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. The quartet recently toured Uruguay and Argentina in support of their latest work, QUARTANGO, an album featuring all tangos from the Rio de la Plata.

Program & Synopsis

Sponsored by One Book, One Chicago


• Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Cuareto Virreinal
1. Allegro
2. Zarabanda con variaciones
3. Minué
4. Mosso e Spigliato

• Osvaldo Golijov, Yiddishbbuk for string quartet
José Bragato, Tres movimientos porteños para cuarteto de cuerdas, sobre ritmos de Tango

1. Popular
2. Romántico
3. Culto


KAIA String Quartet will be performing a program of new music from Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.