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Encore Houston, Episode 144: Chamber Music Houston – Dover-Escher Octet

The Dover and Escher quartets perform octets by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and Enescu.


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The Dover and Escher quartets in concert at Rice University

On this episode of Encore Houston, two string quartets join forces under the banner of Chamber Music Houston to perform notable works from the Soviet Union, Germany, and Romania!

Music in this episode:

  • DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Prelude & Scherzo, Op. 11
  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
  • GEORGES ENESCU: Octet for strings in C major, Op. 7
    • Dover Quartet
      • Joel Link, violin
      • Bryan Lee, violin
      • Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
      • Camden Shaw, cello
    • Escher Quartet
      • Adam Barnett-Hart, violin
      • Brendan Spelts, violin
      • Pierre Lapointe, viola
      • Brook Speltz, cello
  • Performance date: 9/17/2019
  • Originally aired: 9/19/2020

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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