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The Dover String Quartet

The Dover Quartet

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
8:00 pm

Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet will perform Beethoven’s Quartet in E minor, Opus 59, No. 2; “De Profundis,” a short work written by local composer Stephen Dankner in memory of former Williams professor Irwin Shainman; and the Brahms Quartet in A minor, Opus 51, No. 2. Tickets are $25 ($20 members, $10 students). To order tickets, click here or call 413 458 0524.

The Dover Quartet was the Grand Prize winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, the quartet draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, but brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. The Strad magazine raved that the quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement, and taut ensemble.”

The quartet has won prizes at the London International String Quartet Competition and has taken part in festivals, such as La Jolla SummerFest and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Recent performances include those for the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Kneisel Hall, and the Houston Friends of Chamber Music. Members of the quartet have appeared individually as soloists with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, and BBC Concert Orchestra.

Prior to the concert, enjoy a delicious three-course fixed-price dinner at 6 pm in the Clark Café. There will be several choices of appetizers or soup, entrée, and dessert. $29 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required; call 413 458 0524 to reserve.

This program is made possible in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire.