With a varied and exciting program, Roctet takes you on a journey through Eastern Europe, with works by Prokofiev, Gliere, Schostakovich and as the highlight of the concert an exuberant and virtuoso string octet by George Enescu.

Enescu's composition contrasts with Felix Mendelssohn's Octet, in which a solo violin part is set against an accompaniment of the other string instruments. Enescu's work, on the other hand, is “a true octet that finds its most natural expression in its hallucinatory convergent and divergent contrapuntal voices.”