The Dover Quartet
December 10 at 3pm
Simms Center for the Performing Arts
“The Dover Quartet…offered a masterclass in the art of string quartet composition through the great musical eras, with Haydn, Florence Price and Shostakovich on the program. A journey through time that teaches us a great deal about the evolution of chamber music, with a formidably virtuoso ensemble.” – Alexis Ruel, Pan M 360
Full Program Listing:
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Op 74, No. 3
Florence Price: String Quartet No. 1 in G major
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117
Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the GRAMMY® nominated Dover Quartet has followed a “practically meteoric” (Strings) trajectory to become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world. In addition to its faculty role as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. The group’s awards include a stunning sweep of all prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. Its prestigious honors include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award.
The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.