The Kennedy Center's Fortas Chamber Music Series opens Thursday October 14th with a recital by American violinist Chee-Yun, and features 12 other performances throughout a season that includes performances for Chamber Music Across America, an initiative also including the four-program season of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players. Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley spoke with Fortas Artistic Director Joseph Kalichstein about some of the season highlights.
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