Classical Music

The Sounds Of Downton: Early 20th Century British Music

Weekend recital features British chamber music from the Downton Abbey era.

Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England. Photo by Richard Munckton (Creative Commons).

Former Shepherd School Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) student Sonja Harasim has put together a recital of some of her favorite music from the first half of the 20th century.

Included on the program, which took place Sunday, March 1st, 7:00PM, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church on West Bellfort, are the Phantasie Piano Quartet by Frank Bridge, Rebecca Clarke’s Dumka: Duo Concertante and Sir Edward Elgar’s Piano Quintet.

Sonja Harasim, violin; Whitney Bullock, viola; Louis-Marie Fardet, cello; and pianists Keith Weber and Andrew Staupe joined Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn in the Geary Studio.

To see a Skyline Sessions performance by Harasim and friends in the Geary Studio, go here.


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