MAY 1, 2020, 7:30 PM
through midnight May 3
Photo: Roy Cox
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following its sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, and honored with a coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Quartet's rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to a spot at the top of its field has been "practically meteoric" (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet's distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as "the young American string quartet of the moment" (New Yorker).
The Dover Quartet serves as quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and Peoples' Symphony in New York. In 2018, it was named to a 3-year term as the first ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center.
Mendelssohn.....Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 12
Ligeti.................Quartet no. 1, "Metamorphoses Nocturnes"
Dvorák...............Quartet in G Major, op. 106
Mendelssohn, Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 12
Ligeti, Quartet no. 1, "Metamorphoses Nocturnes"
Dvorák, Quartet in G Major, op. 106
Watch the Dover Quartet's exquisite rendering of the Notturno from Borodin's String Quartet no. 2. You may know the first theme as "And This Is My Beloved," from the musical Kismet.
"For me, this was string quartet Nirvana."
Santa Fe New Mexican