Dover-Escher Octet
Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music,
Rice University
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Prelude & Scherzo, Op 11
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Octet in E♭ Major, Op. 20
George Enescu (1881-1955)
Octet in C Major, Op. 7


Dover Quartet

Joel Link, violin

Bryan Lee, violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Camden Shaw, cello

Escher String Quartet

Adam Barnett-Hart, violin

Brendan Speltz, violin

Pierre Lapointe, viola

Brook Speltz, cello

Coming together for a performance of three legendary pieces written for string octet, the Dover and Escher string quartets will light up our stage with their shared enthusiasm and superb mastery. The Dover rocketed to stardom since sweeping the Banff Competition in 2013, and the Escher boasts the coveted Season Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.


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“The young American string quartet of the moment.”

The New Yorker




“…a level of individual technical precision and a collective musical purpose that is endlessly compelling… Sheer brilliance.”

The Strad



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