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Spokane String Quartet

For the first concert in its 2018-19 season, the Spokane String Quartet is performing a contemporary piece by the youngest-ever Pulitzer Prize winner in music. Caroline Shaw’s creations are innovative and often unexpected, perhaps more so when sandwiched between movements by classical greats Joseph Haydn and Antonín Dvorák, as done here. This is a good choice, though, as Shaw’s “Entr’acte” is simultaneously beautiful and, at times, jarring. It’s quite difficult to describe the technically diverse piece, so take our word that it’s worth hearing performed by the Spokane String Quartet’s four talented musicians: Amanda Howard Phillips, Mateusz Wolski, Jeannette Wee-Yang and Helen Byrne. “I love its beauty, and its uniqueness,” says Phillips. “I also feel strongly about programming music by young composers and by women composers in particular.”

Sun, Oct. 14 at 3 pm • $12-$20 • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague •

— Chey Scott

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