Wurtz premiere receives praise at AMP concert

The Kontras Quartet gave the world premiere of Amy Wurtz’s String Quartet No. 3 at Ganz Concert Hall in Chicago. Photo: Anne Ryan / AMP

Amy Wurtz’s String Quartet No 3 received high praise from critics in its world premiere, performed by the Kontras Quartet at the American Music Project concert Sunday, June 5 at Ganz Hall in Chicago.

Reviewing for Chicago Classical Review, Landon Hegedus said of the AMP commission, “This is urgent, anxious music, wrought with taut but deep-felt emotion and brought exquisitely to life thanks to the Kontras Quartet’s attentive interpretation.”

Writing in Third Coast Review, Louis Harris said the delayed premiere of Wurtz’s quartet “was worth the wait.”