January 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$70
JOEL LINK, violin
BRYAN LEE, violin
MILENA PAJARO-VAN DE STADT, viola
CAMDEN SHAW, cello
“Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication” (Chicago Tribune) are hallmarks of the Dover Quartet, whose members are “a superb match, supremely unified in sound and musical intention” (ClevelandClassical.com) with “a rare musical combination of power and beauty” (BostonClassicalReview. com).
The Quartet’s triumph in the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition launched their international career, chronicled in the 2020 documentary film, Strings Attached: On the Road with the Dover Quartet. Curtis Institute of Music alumni and faculty, the Grammynominated Dover Quartet holds multiple residencies and maintains an extensive schedule of concertizing, teaching and recording.
In performances “intense, commanding and filled with color” (ArtsFuse.org), “the Dover is superb, among the best young quartets today” (The Washington Post).
The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.
Pre-concert Talk one hour before performance at 2pm.
Clayton State music professor Dr.Kurt-Alexander Zeller gives engaging, insightful talks about the music, and often plays recorded excerpts of pieces in the program. These talks begin one hour prior to concert time for selected Strings and Vocal series concerts and are free for all ticket-holders.
Joseph HAYDN Quartet in C major, Op. 76 No. 3, “Emperor”
Amy BEACH Quartet for Strings (In One Movement), Op. 89
Antonín DVOŘÁK Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51