They're four classical musicians, and they're known for doing everything from playing alongside an accordionist, to pairing their music with a writer's short story. They're the Chicago Spektral Quartet, and they're bringing their unique flavor to Las Vegas.
To say that the Turtle Island Quartet doesn't take the traditional approach to music is to put it lightly: its cellist once performed at an 11,000-feet elevation on a cello made of ice. The Grammy-winning quartet boldly crosses between bluegrass, rock, bebop, funk, R&B, and swing, paying homage to everyone from Beethoven to Hendrix and Coltrane.
Wei Wei Le started playing the violin in Shanghai when she was 6, and now she's an international soloist. The new UNLV assistant professor plays in our studios and talks about training tomorrow's young musicians.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic brings Johannes Brahms back to life with his "Double Concerto for Violin and Cello." Director David Itkin directs the Philharmonic, with performances by soloists Deann Letourneau and Andrew Smith.