The Symphony Strings

The October 23 concert featured the VSO Piano Quintet performing Erno Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor. Dohnányi, often referred to as “the greatest composer you’ve never heard,” stood in the shadow of great classical composers such as Brahms and Liszt and wrote this piece when he was just 17 years old. The work features two violins, viola, cello, and piano and is performed in four movements, or sections. Described as catchy and melodic, its full sounds remind the listener of a performance by a full orchestra.


This concert is made possible in part by Concert Sponsor Mrs. Trudie Elmore Abbott.

The Symphony Strings premiered online on October 23, 2020 and was broadcast on KRGV-Channel 5 on October 25. Watch the full concert below.