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Concert: American String Quartet & Octavio Vazquez

Program of Ravel, Walker, and Vazquez

In its 47 years as an ensemble, the quartet has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide and presented the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók, and Mozart. It was hailed by The Washington Post for presenting a program that was “played as skillfully as it was constructed, with a finely calculated ensemble sound in which each player showed considerable individuality but all blended their strengths into a fine balance.”

Octavio Vazquez is a composer noted for creating neo-romantic music which is “...a burning torch for the next century” (New Music Connoisseur). He is most passionate about composing music that delivers an “emotional impact and direct communication with the listener.” He takes the stage with American String Quartet to perform his own piece, Piano Quintet.


George Walker: Lyric for Strings

Ravel: String Quartet

Octavio Vasquez: Piano Quintet

Date & Time

May 22, 2022



Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia 21044 MD US

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(410) 997-2324

$40 Adult / $10 Student

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