Continuing our 10th Anniversary season, we explore Apollo’s beginnings and how its multicultural and folkloric focus was discovered. Program features composers who inspired Apollo to pursue programmatic concert themes connected to Houston’s and the United States’ cultural diversity, along with the inception of 20x2020.
Highlights include the continuation of our Bartók string quartet cycle, historical Greek ‘Rebetika’ folk songs, and music of contemporary composers Karim Al-Zand, Malek Jandali, and Erberk Eryılmaz. World premiere by Karim Al-Zand, composed in celebration of Apollo's 10th Anniversary.
Bartók: String Quartet No. 4
Malek Jandali: String Quartet in E-flat Major (20x2020 No. 8b) TEXAS PREMIERE
Erberk Eryılmaz: Dances of the Yogurt Maker
Karim Al-Zand: Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms (2013) & Capriccios for solo violin (selections), including a world premiere
Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 2 for violin solo (“Obsession”)