For its first concert of 2020, the Spokane String Quartet presents a special premiere of local composer Cary Boyce’s newest work, “A Garden of Roses.” Boyce is perhaps more widely known as general manager of Spokane Public Radio, a position he’s held since 2012. He also serves as composer in residence for the Aquava New Music Studio, a group that helps publicize and schedule performances of new contemporary works. This won’t be the first time the quartet has performed Boyce’s work; it premiered his “Nightshade” in 2015. Also on the program this Valentine’s Day weekend is Mozart’s “Hoffmeister” quartet and music by Hungarian composer Ernst Von Dohnányi.
Sun, Feb. 16 at 3 pm • $12-$20 • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague Ave. • spokanestringquartet.org
— Chey Scott