Asia Society Texas Center

From East to West with the Formosa Quartet

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 – Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM

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The Formosa Quartet makes its Asia Society Texas Center debut performing two special commissions by Taiwanese composer Wei-Chieh Lin, alongside works by Beethoven. Join these internationally acclaimed artists for an evening of musical celebration and exploration!

The Formosa Quartet is in residence at the University of Houston, in conjunction with the Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 festival at the Moores School of Music. Join the quartet for an additional program for the residency on Saturday, February 22, 7:30–9:30 p.m. at Dudley Concert Hall, University of Houston. Please visit the Moores School of Music for more information: https://uh.edu/kgmca/events/beethoven-250/

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"Bold and intense, like shots of pure espresso... the performances go beyond the beautiful and into the territory of unexpectedly thrilling." — MUSO Magazine

"The Formosa Quartet plays with exquisite definition... A glistening, vivacious, witty, encore-like performance." — Classic FM

About the Formosa Quartet

The Formosa Quartet, which won two major prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, has been called “one of the very best quartets of their generation” by Guarneri member David Soyer. Quartet members have been hailed as “spellbinding” by The Strad and “remarkably fine” by Gramophone. The ensemble, which features violinists Jasmine Lin and Wayne Lee, violist Che-Yen Chen, and cellist Deborah Pae, has performed at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall (London), Kammermusiksaal in Berlin, National Concert Hall in Taipei, and with the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles.

Performing Arts and Culture programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in collaboration with the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music.

Presenting Sponsor

Wells Fargo

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Presenting Partner

University of Houston McGovern College of the Arts


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