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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PROGRAM

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Prelude & Scherzo, Op 11
George Enescu (1881-1955)
Octet in C Major, Op. 7
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Octet in E♭ Major, Op. 20

PERFORMERS

Dover Quartet

Joel Link, violin

Brian Lee, violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Camden Shaw, cello

Escher String Quartet

Adam Barnett-Hart, violin

Danbi Um, 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.

Dover

“The young American string quartet of the moment.”

The New Yorker

 

 

Escher

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

The Strad

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