Our Next Concert: Dover Quartet

Our Next Concert: Dover Quartet

February 5, 2023
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific
2:30 pm

Dover Quartet relaxes in front of stairs
The Dover Quartet

Our 66th season resumes when the GRAMMY-nominated Dover Quartet makes it first appearance in Stockton since the 2013-14 FOCM season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

Dover Quartet has 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’s 2022–23 season includes collaborations with Edgar Meyer, Joseph Conyers, and Haochen Zhang. The group tours Europe twice, including a return to London’s renowned Wigmore Hall and a debut performance in Copenhagen. The quartet recently premiered Steven Mackey’s theatrical-musical work Memoir, alongside arx duo and actor-narrator Natalie Christa. Other recent and upcoming artist collaborations include Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnaton, Ray Chen, the Escher String Quartet, Bridget Kibbey, Anthony McGill, the Pavel Haas Quartet,Roomful of Teeth, the late Peter Serkin, and Davóne Tines.

The Dover Quartet records extensively with Chicago-based Cedille Records. See discography…

Scheduled Program

  • Joseph Haydn, Quartet in E♭ Major, Op. 33, No. 2 (1781)
  • Amy Beach, Quartet for Strings in One Movement, OP. 89 (1929)
  • Antonin Dvorak, Quartet No. 10 in E♭ Major, Op. 51 (1878-79)

Read Michael Spencer’s program notes

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