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Dover Quartet
Saturday, February 26, 2022 • 8:00 PM

Dover Quartet with Escher String Quartet

7 PM Prelude

The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Two of the hottest chamber music groups in America today, the Kennedy Center’s quartet-in-residence, the Dover Quartet, and the Escher Quartet share the stage for a rare all-octet program. The Escher is “one of the major string quartets playing today” (Bachtrack), and the Dover is “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker). Both are winners of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant and have turned heads in the chamber music field, and now join forces to show off their distinct styles and explore the depths of music composed for octets. The program includes three works for string octet, each composed by a teenaged musical prodigy.  

 

SHOSTAKOVICH
Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11

MENDELSSOHN
Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

ENESCU
Octet in C Major, Op. 7

“Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication made [the Dover Quartet’s] performances satisfying on many levels.” – Chicago Tribune

Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet performs Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne

“Sheer brilliance” – The Strad

Escher Quartet

The Escher String Quartet performs Beethoven’s “Harp,” movement 2

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