Classical Music

The Sounds Of Downton: Early 20th Century British Music

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


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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.