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Andean Walkabout

Apollo Chamber Players - Andean WalkaboutApollo Chamber Players - Andean Walkabout
Apollo Chamber Players - Javier Farias, composerApollo Chamber Players - Javier Farias, composer
Apollo Chamber Players - Gabriela Lena Frank, composerApollo Chamber Players - Gabriela Lena Frank, composer
Apollo Chamber Players - Howard PollackApollo Chamber Players - Howard Pollack
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Matchbox 4 Friday, Mar. 31 8:00 PM Buy Tickets

Apollo Chamber Players

Andean Walkabout

World Premiere of an Andean-inspired commission for string quartet and guitar

While the tango reigns as one of the most popular Latin American dances, the folk rhythms of the Andes express a unique story of the region’s indigenous heritage - of love, strife, and celebration.

Award-winning Chilean composer-guitarist Javier Farias joins as guest artist and composes for Apollo the 10th commission of 20x2020, a work for string quartet and guitar inspired by Chilean, Peruvian, Bolivian, and Argentinean folk rhythms. Program also features a celebrated contemporary work by Houston Symphony’s composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank.

University of Houston professor Dr. Howard Pollack presents a pre-concert lecture. 

PROGRAM

  • Javier Farias: Quintet for String Quartet and Guitar | 20x2020 No. 10 WORLD PREMIERE
  • Gabriela Lena Frank: 'Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout' (2001)
  • Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1 
  • Piazzolla: 'Tango Ballet'

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