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VIDEO: Studio 5 Sessions - Catalyst Quartet


The Catalyst Quartet are part of the Latino-African American chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi, performing Friday night at St. Pauls By The Sea Episcopal Church through the Jacksonville Beaches Fine Arts Series.

The 18 piece conductorless ensemble was founded to encourage minority classical music performers to have a career in the field, and they have been described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as,  "highly talented, confident and stylish," and, "a response to the oft-maligned image of classical music as stodgy, old, elitist, and white."

The quartet joined Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect to preview their show. Watch their performance below:

A WJCT staff member since 1996, Blues Horizon host Andrew Wiechman is part of the station’s corporate communications team. A native to Jacksonville, Andrew is active in the local arts scene. A professional musician, experienced actor and photographer, Andrew’s passion for music inspired him to create a show that was artist focused: “I knew this was my opportunity to present radio the way I remember it - full of color and dynamics, with lots of light and shade.” Blues Horizon showcases the best in blues and blues based rock while blending artist interviews and a window into the local scene.
Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.