Dover Quartet to Perform at the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 09, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Dover Quartet, a talented young chamber ensemble, will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, August 20 at 8 pm. This will be the third concert in the Clark’s annual chamber music series, which showcases some of the nation’s best chamber ensembles in the Clark’s acoustically optimized auditorium. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for members, and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 413 458 0524, or by visiting the Museum Shop.

The Dover Quartet formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, when most of its members were just nineteen years old. Even at that young age, they soon gained a reputation for a level of professionalism and musical subtlety that many more experienced ensembles struggle to capture.The Wall Street Journal recently praised the group for “distinguishing itself by playing…with a level of nuance unexpected of musicians so young.” (March 27, 2013). At the Clark, the quartet will perform three pieces: Beethoven’s Quartet in E minor, Opus 59 No. 2, Brahms’ Quartet in A minor, Opus 51 No. 2, and Stephen Dankner’s “De Profundis.” Dankner, a local composer, composed “De Profundis” in honor of Williams College Professor of Music Emeritus Irwin Shainman, who died in 2012.

Before the performance, a fixed-price dinner will be offered in the Clark Café at 6 pm. A variety of appetizers, entrées, and desserts is available for $29 per person (tax, beverage, and gratuity not included). Reservations are required; please call 413 458 0524.

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

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.


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