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Based in Houston, Apollo Chamber Players is an internationally renowned chamber music quartet that has flourished by focusing on innovative, globally-inspired programming and multicultural new music commissions.

Winner of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Residency Partnership award, the quartet has performed for sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall twice and holds the distinction of being the first American chamber ensemble to record and perform in Cuba after the embargo was relaxed. Apollo is featured frequently on American Public Media’s nationally-syndicated program Performance Today.

Apollo is a passionate advocate of contemporary music. The quartet’s studio albums—including Ancestral Voices, European Folkscapes, Blurred Boundaries, and Within Earth—have garnered international acclaim, reaching millions of listeners around the world.

October 2020

Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 11: What is the Word for String Quartet & Digital Tape

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The eleventh episode, 20x2020 No. 11: What is the Word for String Quartet and Digital Tape, features composer Christopher Theofanidis. There will be a special appearance by underwriters Rhonda and Donald Sweeney. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 12: A Mouthful of Universe & The Cosmic Knowledge

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The twelfth episode, 20x2020 No. 12 a&b: A Mouthful of Universe and The Cosmic Knowledge, features composer Chitravina N. Ravikiran. Special guests include Houston Symphony Principal Robin Kesselman on double bass, Erode Nagaraj on mridangam, and dancers from Silambam Houston. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 13: Dreamtime Suite No. 5, Voices from the Steppes

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The thirteenth episode, 20x2020 No. 13: Dreamtime Suite No. 5, Voices from the Steppes, features composer Virko Baley. Special guests include Pavel Gintov on piano and Oleg Sulyga on violin. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally acclaimed composers,…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 14: Mây [Cloud] for String Quartet & Đàn Bầu

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The fourteenth episode, 20x2020 No. 14: Mây for String Quartet & Đàn Bầu, features composers Vũ Nhât Tân and Vanessa Võ, on Đàn bầu. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally acclaimed composers, 17 guest artists, and eight Houston…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 15: String Quartet No. 6 Nostalgia de las Montañas

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The fifteenth episode, 20x2020 No. 15: String Quartet No. 6 Nostalgia de las Montañas, by Leo Brouwer. Special guests include Houston Ballet's Melody Mennite on choreography, along with dancers Mónica Gómez, Estheysis Menendez and Gretel Batista. Special guest and author, Lorenzo Martinez will also appear. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 16: The Unraveling, for String Quartet, Voice & MacBook Pro

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014.' The sixteenth episode, 20x2020 No. 16: The Unraveling, for String Quartet, Voice and MacBook Pro, with Pamela Z. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally acclaimed composers, 17 guest artists, and eight Houston Ballet dancers. The series…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 17: L’esprit du Nord (Spirit of the North)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The seventeenth episode, 20x2020 No. 17: L’esprit du Nord (Spirit of the North), with composer Pierre Jalbert. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally acclaimed composers, 17 guest artists, and eight Houston Ballet dancers. The series includes…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 18: MoonStrike

Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The eighteenth episode, 20x2020 No. 18: Moonstrike, with composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha'. Commander John Herrington, astronaut, will also make a special appearance. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally acclaimed composers, 17 guest artists, and eight Houston Ballet dancers.…

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Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 19: We Will Sing with One Voice

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The ninteenth episode, 20x2020 No. 1o: We Will Sing with One Voice with composer Eve Beglarian. Special guests include Arsen Petrosyan on duduk, Pejman Hadadi on tombak and percussion. Plus show underwriter, Pamela Auburn. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will…

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November 2020

Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episode 20: In the Shadow of the Mountain

Sunday, November 1, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Free

Apollo Chamber Players presents the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, a series of 20 episodes of performances, each musical piece commissioned by the organization since 2014. The final episode, 20x2020 No. 20: In the Shadow of the Mountain, features composer Jennifer Higdon. There will be a special appearance by underwriters, Thomas and Terri Kosten. 20x2020 Festival Apollo Chamber Players has concluded its six-year multicultural commissioning project with the 20x2020 Virtual Festival, featuring 20 video episodes. Performances will feature 20 internationally acclaimed composers,…

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