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Formosa Quartet at the Blaffer Art Museum

Saturday, October 28, 2023

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Experience the captivating Formosa Quartet at the Blaffer Art Museum featuring works by Haydn, Dvořák, and a special workshop on Nanguan Theater presented by pipa player Mei-Hui Wei and composer Shih-Hui Chen

Distinguished winners of the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, their performances have garnered acclaim worldwide. Charting musical territories “beyond the beautiful” (MUSO Magazine), they blend diverse cultural influences. As Quartet-in-Residence at the Moores School of Music, they continue their legacy of innovation.

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No. 2 “Fifths”
Andante o più tosto Allegretto
Menuetto. Allegro ma non troppo
Vivace assai

Nanguan Workshop: featuring Mei-Hui Wei (pipa, vocals) & Shih-Hui Chen (composer)

Shih-Hui Chen: A Plea to Lady Chang’e (10’)
— Formosa Quartet with Mei-Hui Wei, nanguan pipa


Dvorak: String Sextet in A major, Op. 48
Allegro - Moderato
Dumka. Poco allegretto
Furiant. Presto
Finale. Tema con variazioni. Allegretto grazioso, quasi andantino

— Formosa Quartet with Amber Archibald (viola) and Eunghee Cho (cello)

Parking Alert!!

Please be aware that this day there will be a UH Basketball game happening around the same time as this event. Parking will be impacted and patrons will be asked to park in LOT 18A located next to the Architecture buidling across from the Elgin Street Garage.  If you are a permitted student/faculty/staff, you will be allowed to park in Zone B parking if you show your QR from your UH Go App. Please have the app open before you see the attendant. 

Formosa Quartet
Blaffer Art Museum, 4173 Elgin St. Houston, TX 77004