Dover Quartet: April 10

2023: Celebrating The String Quartet

Franz Josef Haydn changed the landscape of classical music when he codified the string quartet as a genre starting in about 1757. The range of the instruments from low to high, the ability of the four instruments to whisper or shout, and the almost limitless emotional variety have drawn composers to turn to the string quartet as a vessel for their most inspired work. Centrum celebrates the form by presenting three of the finest quartets performing today.     — Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director

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 is the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at Curtis. Their faculty residency integrates teaching and mentorship, a robust international performance career, and a cutting-edge digital presence. With this innovative residency, Curtis reinvigorates its tradition of maintaining a top professional string quartet on its faculty, while providing resources for the ensemble to experiment with new technologies and engage audiences through digital means. Working closely with students in the Nina von Maltzahn String Quartet Program, the resident ensemble will recruit the most promising young string quartets and foster their development in order to nurture a new generation of leading professional chamber ensembles.


MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023
7:30 P.M.

Tickets are not available to purchase online the day of the show.  Tickets may be purchased from The Wheeler Box Office one hour prior to the show.

For more information, please visit our ticket page.

Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Gay and Gary Eisenberger

Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Camden Shaw, cello


Amy Beach:  Quartet for Strings (In One Movement), Op. 89
George Walker:  String Quartet No. 1
Antonin Dvorák:  Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51

Tickets: $45/$40







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