The Port Townsend Chamber Music Series

Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director
Sponsored by Leah Mitchell and Nancy McLachlan

Welcome back! We’re delighted to present this year’s series at Centrum in-person again at the Wheeler Theater. As always, our vital chamber music series has been curated to showcase the brilliant talent of many of the world’s finest classical artists along with the top tier of the most promising young talents in the field today.

The intimacy and warmth of the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park provides an ideal venue for our dynamic performances and master classes throughout each year. Come and experience chamber music at its highest level. We look forward to seeing you again, in-person, for our thrilling performances and I thank you for your support!

The Dover Quartet

June 12, 2 p.m.

The Dover Quartet

Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello

Dover Quartet sponsored by Nelly and Jim Tretter
Student ensembles sponsored by Don and Sylvia White

Hailed as “the young American string quartet of the moment,” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013, following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. They are Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as at several other institutions. Equally comfortable with repertoire from a range of eras, the quartet has worked with some of the world’s foremost living composers, including Caroline Shaw and Mason Bates.

The quartet’s first volume of the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle was released by Cedille Records in September 2020, and their 2017 release Voices of Defiance was lauded as “undoubtedly one of the most compelling discs released this year” (Wall Street Journal).

The Dover Quartet joins Artistic Director Lucinda for a week of teaching and performing at Centum’s annual Chamber Music Workshop.

William Grant Still: Lyric Quartette
Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D major, Hob.III:63, Op. 64, No. 5 (“The Lark”)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, with Lucinda Carver

…the Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet – they’re that good.” – The Chicago Tribune