International Viola Congress in Rochester

May 30, 2012

The 40th Annual International Viola Congress opens Wednesday at the Eastman School of Music.

Hundreds of violists from all over the world have gathered for a week of concerts, lecture demonstrations and panel discussions.

In the opening concert, violist Atar Arad will be playing his own composition, “Epitaph.”

Click on the audio player above to listen to Arad talk with WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami about how he began writing the piece as a remembrance of the Israeli athletes who were killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

WXXI will broadcast the Opening Concert of the Viola Congress, in a special LIVE presentation from Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater. Tune in to WXXI-FM 91.5 Wednesday evening at 8:00 or listen online.