"The programming process has always been very smooth," she said - and democratic.
Montclaire is the resident string quartet of the West Virginia Symphony. All the members also perform for the symphony. But they control their own programs and don't work under a conductor when performing as Montclaire.
Chan said they record their rehearsals, listen together and critique.
This season, as they did last, the quartet will invite guests from the symphony to perform with them for some concerts.
"That was really great because we normally wouldn't get to work with each other like this," she said. "This year, we're branching out to the winds section."
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
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If you go
What: Montclaire String Quartet
When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: University of Charleston Erma Byrd Gallery
Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for students
Info:www.wvsymphony.org or 304-561-3570