Award-Winning Dover Quartet Makes Recording Debut with All-Mozart Album, Tours with Edgar Meyer and Avi Avital, Gives First Complete Beethoven Cycles, and More This Season

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Award-Winning Dover Quartet Makes Recording Debut with All-Mozart Album, Tours with Edgar Meyer and Avi Avital, Gives First Complete Beethoven Cycles, and More This Season

Fresh from a banner season, the Dover Quartet juggernaut gathers steam in 2016-17, with several notable firsts ahead for the group the New Yorker calls “the young American quartet of the moment.” After making its recording debut this fall with the release of an all-Mozart album on the Cedille label, the quartet embarks on a pair of North American tours, first in company with double-bassist Edgar Meyer and then with mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital; makes debuts in eleven cities across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; performs at Washington’s Kennedy Center and in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and two dozen more U.S. cities; and launches the second leg of its three-year residencies at Northwestern University and the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in New York. Over the course of the season, the Dovers also undertake the first complete Beethoven quartet cycles of their career, at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the University of Connecticut, and SUNY Buffalo, where they follow in the footsteps of the Budapest, Guarneri and Cleveland Quartets by performing the master composer’s complete quartet output in the university’s famous “Slee Cycle” series.

Tribute: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart, available from Cedille Records, Oct 14

The quartet makes its recording debut with an album of especial personal and musical significance. As the New Yorker recently wrote: “This outstanding quartet, which is already carving out an individual style, stands as the inheritor of the Curtis Institute’s proud neo-Romantic tradition.” It was at Curtis that the Dover Quartet first formed, and there that its members studied and took coaching from members of the legendary Guarneri Quartet. As the Dovers’ cellist, Camden Shaw, explains in an insightful liner note:

All four of us grew up listening to, and falling in love with the Guarneri’s recordings; there is a grittiness, an emotional potency, and a constantly shifting balance between individuality and blend that makes their playing transcendent. It’s no overstatement to say that even before we met and studied with members of the Guarneri, they had already shaped the way we felt about chamber music.”

Because of this profound and formative influence, on their first recording the Dovers determined to pay their respects to the older ensemble. Recorded at Curtis last December, and due for release by Cedille Records on October 14, Tribute: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart pairs the composer’s two final string quartets – in B-flat, K. 589 and F, K. 590 – with his Quintet in C minor. This program recalls the Guarneri’s own first recording, made for RCA Red Seal 50 years ago this year, so it is fitting that Michael Tree – the Guarneri’s founding violist and one of the Dovers’ most valued mentors – joins them on the quintet. The new album thus represents a symbolic passing of the mantle from the older group to the younger one; as the Chicago Tribune observed, shortly before the recording sessions, “The Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet – they’re that good.

The group has also already recorded its follow-up title for Cedille: a World War II-themed collection of quartets by Viktor Ullmann, Simon Laks, and Shostakovich, due for release next fall.

North American tours with Edgar Meyer and Avi Avital

Shortly after the album release, the Dover Quartet embarks on the first of two high-profile collaborations, a five-city U.S. tour with five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Edgar Meyer. In Philadelphia (Oct 21), Pittsburgh (Oct 23), Tucson (Oct 26), Portland, OR (Oct 28), and San Francisco (Oct 30), they join forces for Rossini’s Duet for Cello and Double Bass and the bassist-composer’s own bluegrass-inflected Quintet for Strings. The programs also variously include works by Mozart, Haydn, Dvořák, Smetana, and David Ludwig, whose Pale Blue Dot – a depiction of Earth, as seen from deep space – was written for and subsequently premiered and championed by the group. Next spring sees the Dovers reunite with Meyer at Georgia’s Savannah Music Festival, where they also give a concert with the festival’s Associate Artistic Director, violinist Daniel Hope (April 2 & 4).

It was at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival that the quartet teamed up with Avi Avital – the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy – to play Cymbeline, which was composed for him by David Bruce. Now, for their second collaboration of the season, the Dovers rejoin the Israeli mandolinist to reprise the piece alongside Six Miniatures for String Quartet and Mandolin by the late Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze, and Smetana’s First Quartet (“From My Life”). This is their program for performances in Arkansas (Dec 6), Tennessee (Feb 7), and on a West Coast tour that takes in Toronto’s Koerner Hall (Feb 11), Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest (Feb 15), and Eugene’s Oregon Bach Festival (Feb 18), as well as dates in San Diego (Feb 16 & 17) and Vancouver (Feb 19). Click here to hear the Dover Quartet and Avital play “Sunrise,” the opening movement of Cymbeline.

Eleven debuts on tour in Europe

Although no strangers to Europe, where they added a top prize at London’s Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition to their numerous honors, the Dovers have yet to appear at Salzburg, Stuttgart, Bern, or any of the other cities where they now look forward to making debuts in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland (March 11-27). They undertake the tour with a program of Beethoven, Schubert, Smetana, Britten, Barber, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, whose Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) was another recent commission for them.

Complete Beethoven cycles in Buffalo, Connecticut, and Montreal

It was in Beethoven that the Dovers’ performance impressed the Santa Fe New Mexican as “string quartet nirvana.” Now the quartet offers the first complete Beethoven cycles of its career, in six programs spread throughout the season in each of three cities. The first takes place at SUNY Buffalo, in the university’s celebrated “Slee Cycle” series. Named for the Buffalo resident Frederick Slee, whose wife, Alice, set up a bequest in his name to fund it, the “Slee” is probably the only concert series in the world to present Beethoven’s complete string quartets each year. Inaugurated in 1955 by the great Budapest Quartet, the series will feature the Dover in six concerts throughout the season, the repertoire presented in the special sequence desired by Mr. Slee (Sep 29 & 30; March 8 & 9; April 6 & 7). Besides presenting all-Beethoven programs in Chicago (Sep 28) and Seattle (Oct 7 & 8), the quartet performs further complete Beethoven cycles at the University of Connecticut (Nov 15 & 17; Feb 28, March 2; April 25 & 27) and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival (May 26–June 11). During their Montreal residency, the Dovers also take time out to play Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet with the winners of the upcoming Banff International String Quartet Competition, at which they themselves took the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes in 2013.

Northwestern and Peoples’ Symphony Concerts residencies; return to Kennedy Center; more

The Dover Quartet has already undertaken residencies at both its alma maters, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Curtis Institute, where it became the conservatory’s first Quartet-in-Residence in 2013-14. Now the group launches the second year of its prestigious three-season residency at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music with a full program of concert performances, coaching, masterclasses, and open rehearsals spread throughout the season (Oct 18-20; Nov 28–30; Jan 15–17; Jan 30–Feb 1; Feb 20-22; April 16-19; May 21–23).

The 2016-17 season also sees the Dovers continue their appointment as the first Ensemble-in-Residence in the 116-year history of the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in New York City. Spanning a three-and-a-half-year period through fall 2018, the residency encompasses multiple recitals, outreach activities in city public schools, and the commissioning of a new composition by an emerging composer of the quartet’s choosing. This season, the Dovers give two performances in the venerable concert series, playing quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, and Britten (Dec 10) and collaborating with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman on Brahms, alongside music by Haydn and Shostakovich (May 7).

The Dovers’ intensive U.S. touring schedule also takes them from Harrisburg to Honolulu, and includes returns to New York – for appearances at the DiMenna Center (Jan 14), Mannes College (April 30), and the Advent Lutheran Church, where they give the New York premiere of Shaw’s Plan and Elevation in the Upper West Side church’s celebrated “Music Mondays” series (Sep 26) – and to Washington’s Kennedy Center, where, according to the Washington Post, their debut was “a triumph” that showed “why they should be on [music lovers’] must-hear list.”

Past season highlights, crowned by Carnegie debut and Cleveland Quartet Award win

This full 2016-17 lineup follows a landmark season for the group. The Dover Quartet received two new honors, being named winner of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, and recognized with the 2016 Hunt Family Award, one of the inaugural Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards. In addition, the Dovers gave more than 120 concerts around the world, including four concerts at Washington’s Dumbarton Oaks and two major New York debuts: in the Lincoln Center Great Performers series, playing Schumann and Shostakovich, and at Carnegie Hall, where their thoughtfully curated program of Beethoven, Dvořák and Berg was designed not only to be compelling and musically coherent, but also to showcase something of the genre’s expressive capabilities and their own interpretive range. Besides launching newly created residencies at Northwestern University and the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, the quartet embarked on its first tour of Israel, undertook three European tours, gave its first performances at Yale University and the Lucerne Festival, and performed for many of the most important sponsors in the States. As Strad magazine notes, “with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble,” the Dovers are “pulling away from their peers.”

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Dover Quartet: 2016-17 engagements

Sep 9

Tulsa, OK

Chamber Music Tulsa

Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 103 (fragment)

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68

Sep 11

Tulsa, OK

Chamber Music Tulsa

Mozart: Quartet in B-flat, K. 589, “Prussian”

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) (2016)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Sep 17

Richmond, VA

Mary-Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A

Sep 18

Pittsfield, MA

South Mountain Concerts

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A

Sep 24

Durham, NC

Duke Performances

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130/Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Sep 25

Wilton, CT

Wilton Candlelight Concerts

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130/Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Sep 26

New York, NY

Advent Lutheran Church

Music Mondays

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) (2016; New York premiere)

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68

Sep 28

Chicago, IL

Chicago Chamber Music Society

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”

Sep 29

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Sep 30

Buffalo, NY

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”

Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Oct 7

Seattle, WA

Emerald City Music

Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: String Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

Oct 8

Seattle, WA

Emerald City Music

Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: String Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

Oct 11-16

European tour (TBC)

Including Oct 13: Brussels, Belgium

Oct 18-20

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Oct 21

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (TBC)

Kimmel Center

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Oct 23

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburg Chamber Music Society

Carnegie Music Hall

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 103 (fragment)

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Oct 26

Tucson, AZ

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

Leo Rich Theatre

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Oct 28

Portland, Oregon

Chamber Music Northwest

Newmark Theatre

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Oct 30

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances

Herbst Theatre

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Nov 5

Lincoln NE

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music

Johnny Carson Theater

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 6

Omaha, NE

Vesper Concerts

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 8

Reno, NV

Argenta Concert Series

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 13

Greenfield, MA

Valley Classical Concerts

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) (2016)

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 15

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 1

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 17

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 2

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”

Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Nov 19

Maui, HI

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Nov 20

Honolulu, HI

University of Hawaii

Nov 21

Kona, HI

Hawaii Concert Society

Nov 28–30

Evanston, IL (TBC)

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Dec 6

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center

Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures for String Quartet and Mandolin (with Avi Avital, mandolin)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

David Bruce: Cymbeline for String Quartet and Mandolin (with Avi Avital, mandolin)

Dec 7–9

Rockport, MA

Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Dec 10

New York, NY

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts

Washington Irving High School

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Jan 9

Washington, DC

Kennedy Center Fortas Series

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Caroline Shaw: Commissioned work, name TBD (2016)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Jan 10

Palm Beach, FL

Flagler Museum

Mozart: Quartet No. 23 in F, K. 590, “Prussian 3”

Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2, “Compliments”

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Jan 11

Philadelphia, PA (TBC)

Ethical Society of Philadelphia

Chris Rogerson: Quartet No. 2

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Nathan Currier: TBD

Vivian Fung: Quartet No. 3

(With William Short, bassoon)

Jan 13

London, ON

The Jeffery Concerts

Wolf Performance Hall

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet

Jan 14

New York, NY

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Chris Rogerson: Quartet No. 2

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Nathan Currier: TBD

Vivian Fung: Quartet No. 3

(With William Short, bassoon)

Jan 15–17

Evanston, IL (TBC)

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Jan 29

Philadelphia, PA

Curtis Institute of Music

Jan 30–Feb 1

Evanston, IL (TBC)

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Feb 7

Chattanooga, TN

String Theory at the Hunter (TBC)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

David Bruce: Cymbeline for String Quartet and Mandolin (with Avi Avital, mandolin)

Feb 11–19

North American tour with Avi Avital, mandolin

Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures for String Quartet and Mandolin

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

David Bruce: Cymbeline for String Quartet and Mandolin

Feb 11: Toronto, ON (Royal Conservatory of Music, Koerner Hall)

Feb 15: Portland, OR (Chamber Music Northwest)

Feb 16 & 17: San Diego, CA (UC-San Diego – Conrad Prebys Music Center)

Feb 18: Eugene, OR (Oregon Bach Festival)

Feb 19: Vancouver, BC (Vancouver Recital Society)

Feb 20-22

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Feb 23

Urbana, IL

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (TBC)

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Feb 25

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Feb 26

Harrisburg, PA

Market Square Concerts

Temple Ohev Sholom

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Feb 28

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 3

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op 132

March 2

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 4

Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1

March 4

Fort Worth, TX

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Barber: Quartet in B minor, Op. 11

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

March 8

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1

March 9

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

March 11–27

European tour

Program: Beethoven, Schubert, Smetana, Britten, Barber, and Caroline Shaw

March 11: Lippstadt, Germany

March 12: Wuppertal, Germany

March 14: Salzburg, Austria

March 18: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

March 19: Göttingen, Germany

March 21: Heidelberg, Germany

March 22: Stuttgart, Germany

March 23: Aschaffenburg, Germany

March 24: Villingen, Germany

March 26: Biel, Switzerland

March 27: Bern, Switzerland

April 2–4

Savannah, GA

Savannah Music Festival

April 2: Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

April 4: Concert with Daniel Hope

April 6

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

April 7

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op 135

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

April 15

New York, NY

April 16-19

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

April 20

Oakmont, CA

Music at Oakmont

Berger Center

April 22

San Jose, CA
San Jose Chamber Music Society

Haydn: Quartet Fragment in D minor, Op. 103

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

April 23

Pasadena, CA

The Coleman Chamber Music Association

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

April 25

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 5

Beethoven: Quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

April 27

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 6

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 135

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

April 29

Baltimore, MD

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

April 30

New York, NY

Mannes College – The New School for Music

Schneider Concert Series with Orion String Quartet

Mozart: Viola Quintet in G minor, K. 516

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20

May 6

Millwood, NY

Friends of Music

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

May 7

New York, NY

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts

Town Hall

Haydn: Quartet Fragment in D minor, Op. 103

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 (with Richard Stoltzman, clarinet)

May 9–20

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center – Artosphere

May 21–23

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

May 26–June 11

Montreal, QC

Montreal Chamber Music Festival

May 26: Beethoven #1

May 28: Beethoven #2

June 2: Beethoven #3

June 4: Beethoven #4

June 8: Concert with Banff International String Quartet Competition winner

June 9: Beethoven #5

June 11: Beethoven #6

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Award-Winning Dover Quartet Makes Recording Debut with All-Mozart Album, Tours with Edgar Meyer and Avi Avital, Gives First Complete Beethoven Cycles, and More This Season

The Dover Quartet (photo: Carlin Ma)

Fresh from a banner season, the Dover Quartet juggernaut gathers steam in 2016-17, with several notable firsts ahead for the group the New Yorker calls “the young American quartet of the moment.” After making its recording debut this fall with the release of an all-Mozart album on the Cedille label, the quartet embarks on a pair of North American tours, first in company with double-bassist Edgar Meyer and then with mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital; makes debuts in eleven cities across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; performs at Washington’s Kennedy Center and in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and two dozen more U.S. cities; and launches the second leg of its three-year residencies at Northwestern University and the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in New York. Over the course of the season, the Dovers also undertake the first complete Beethoven quartet cycles of their career, at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the University of Connecticut, and SUNY Buffalo, where they follow in the footsteps of the Budapest, Guarneri and Cleveland Quartets by performing the master composer’s complete quartet output in the university’s famous “Slee Cycle” series.

Tribute: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart, available from Cedille Records, Oct 14

The quartet makes its recording debut with an album of especial personal and musical significance. As the New Yorker recently wrote: “This outstanding quartet, which is already carving out an individual style, stands as the inheritor of the Curtis Institute’s proud neo-Romantic tradition.” It was at Curtis that the Dover Quartet first formed, and there that its members studied and took coaching from members of the legendary Guarneri Quartet. As the Dovers’ cellist, Camden Shaw, explains in an insightful liner note:

All four of us grew up listening to, and falling in love with the Guarneri’s recordings; there is a grittiness, an emotional potency, and a constantly shifting balance between individuality and blend that makes their playing transcendent. It’s no overstatement to say that even before we met and studied with members of the Guarneri, they had already shaped the way we felt about chamber music.”

Because of this profound and formative influence, on their first recording the Dovers determined to pay their respects to the older ensemble. Recorded at Curtis last December, and due for release by Cedille Records on October 14, Tribute: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart pairs the composer’s two final string quartets – in B-flat, K. 589 and F, K. 590 – with his Quintet in C minor. This program recalls the Guarneri’s own first recording, made for RCA Red Seal 50 years ago this year, so it is fitting that Michael Tree – the Guarneri’s founding violist and one of the Dovers’ most valued mentors – joins them on the quintet. The new album thus represents a symbolic passing of the mantle from the older group to the younger one; as the Chicago Tribune observed, shortly before the recording sessions, “The Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet – they’re that good.

The group has also already recorded its follow-up title for Cedille: a World War II-themed collection of quartets by Viktor Ullmann, Simon Laks, and Shostakovich, due for release next fall.

North American tours with Edgar Meyer and Avi Avital

Shortly after the album release, the Dover Quartet embarks on the first of two high-profile collaborations, a five-city U.S. tour with five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Edgar Meyer. In Philadelphia (Oct 21), Pittsburgh (Oct 23), Tucson (Oct 26), Portland, OR (Oct 28), and San Francisco (Oct 30), they join forces for Rossini’s Duet for Cello and Double Bass and the bassist-composer’s own bluegrass-inflected Quintet for Strings. The programs also variously include works by Mozart, Haydn, Dvořák, Smetana, and David Ludwig, whose Pale Blue Dot – a depiction of Earth, as seen from deep space – was written for and subsequently premiered and championed by the group. Next spring sees the Dovers reunite with Meyer at Georgia’s Savannah Music Festival, where they also give a concert with the festival’s Associate Artistic Director, violinist Daniel Hope (April 2 & 4).

It was at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival that the quartet teamed up with Avi Avital – the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy – to play Cymbeline, which was composed for him by David Bruce. Now, for their second collaboration of the season, the Dovers rejoin the Israeli mandolinist to reprise the piece alongside Six Miniatures for String Quartet and Mandolin by the late Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze, and Smetana’s First Quartet (“From My Life”). This is their program for performances in Arkansas (Dec 6), Tennessee (Feb 7), and on a West Coast tour that takes in Toronto’s Koerner Hall (Feb 11), Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest (Feb 15), and Eugene’s Oregon Bach Festival (Feb 18), as well as dates in San Diego (Feb 16 & 17) and Vancouver (Feb 19). Click here to hear the Dover Quartet and Avital play “Sunrise,” the opening movement of Cymbeline.

Eleven debuts on tour in Europe

Although no strangers to Europe, where they added a top prize at London’s Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition to their numerous honors, the Dovers have yet to appear at Salzburg, Stuttgart, Bern, or any of the other cities where they now look forward to making debuts in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland (March 11-27). They undertake the tour with a program of Beethoven, Schubert, Smetana, Britten, Barber, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, whose Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) was another recent commission for them.

Complete Beethoven cycles in Buffalo, Connecticut, and Montreal

It was in Beethoven that the Dovers’ performance impressed the Santa Fe New Mexican as “string quartet nirvana.” Now the quartet offers the first complete Beethoven cycles of its career, in six programs spread throughout the season in each of three cities. The first takes place at SUNY Buffalo, in the university’s celebrated “Slee Cycle” series. Named for the Buffalo resident Frederick Slee, whose wife, Alice, set up a bequest in his name to fund it, the “Slee” is probably the only concert series in the world to present Beethoven’s complete string quartets each year. Inaugurated in 1955 by the great Budapest Quartet, the series will feature the Dover in six concerts throughout the season, the repertoire presented in the special sequence desired by Mr. Slee (Sep 29 & 30; March 8 & 9; April 6 & 7). Besides presenting all-Beethoven programs in Chicago (Sep 28) and Seattle (Oct 7 & 8), the quartet performs further complete Beethoven cycles at the University of Connecticut (Nov 15 & 17; Feb 28, March 2; April 25 & 27) and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival (May 26–June 11). During their Montreal residency, the Dovers also take time out to play Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet with the winners of the upcoming Banff International String Quartet Competition, at which they themselves took the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes in 2013.

Northwestern and Peoples’ Symphony Concerts residencies; return to Kennedy Center; more

The Dover Quartet has already undertaken residencies at both its alma maters, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Curtis Institute, where it became the conservatory’s first Quartet-in-Residence in 2013-14. Now the group launches the second year of its prestigious three-season residency at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music with a full program of concert performances, coaching, masterclasses, and open rehearsals spread throughout the season (Oct 18-20; Nov 28–30; Jan 15–17; Jan 30–Feb 1; Feb 20-22; April 16-19; May 21–23).

The 2016-17 season also sees the Dovers continue their appointment as the first Ensemble-in-Residence in the 116-year history of the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in New York City. Spanning a three-and-a-half-year period through fall 2018, the residency encompasses multiple recitals, outreach activities in city public schools, and the commissioning of a new composition by an emerging composer of the quartet’s choosing. This season, the Dovers give two performances in the venerable concert series, playing quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, and Britten (Dec 10) and collaborating with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman on Brahms, alongside music by Haydn and Shostakovich (May 7).

The Dovers’ intensive U.S. touring schedule also takes them from Harrisburg to Honolulu, and includes returns to New York – for appearances at the DiMenna Center (Jan 14), Mannes College (April 30), and the Advent Lutheran Church, where they give the New York premiere of Shaw’s Plan and Elevation in the Upper West Side church’s celebrated “Music Mondays” series (Sep 26) – and to Washington’s Kennedy Center, where, according to the Washington Post, their debut was “a triumph” that showed “why they should be on [music lovers’] must-hear list.”

Past season highlights, crowned by Carnegie debut and Cleveland Quartet Award win

This full 2016-17 lineup follows a landmark season for the group. The Dover Quartet received two new honors, being named winner of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, and recognized with the 2016 Hunt Family Award, one of the inaugural Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards. In addition, the Dovers gave more than 120 concerts around the world, including four concerts at Washington’s Dumbarton Oaks and two major New York debuts: in the Lincoln Center Great Performers series, playing Schumann and Shostakovich, and at Carnegie Hall, where their thoughtfully curated program of Beethoven, Dvořák and Berg was designed not only to be compelling and musically coherent, but also to showcase something of the genre’s expressive capabilities and their own interpretive range. Besides launching newly created residencies at Northwestern University and the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, the quartet embarked on its first tour of Israel, undertook three European tours, gave its first performances at Yale University and the Lucerne Festival, and performed for many of the most important sponsors in the States. As Strad magazine notes, “with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble,” the Dovers are “pulling away from their peers.”

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Dover Quartet: 2016-17 engagements

Sep 9

Tulsa, OK

Chamber Music Tulsa

Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 103 (fragment)

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68

Sep 11

Tulsa, OK

Chamber Music Tulsa

Mozart: Quartet in B-flat, K. 589, “Prussian”

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) (2016)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Sep 17

Richmond, VA

Mary-Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A

Sep 18

Pittsfield, MA

South Mountain Concerts

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A

Sep 24

Durham, NC

Duke Performances

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130/Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Sep 25

Wilton, CT

Wilton Candlelight Concerts

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130/Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Sep 26

New York, NY

Advent Lutheran Church

Music Mondays

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) (2016; New York premiere)

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68

Sep 28

Chicago, IL

Chicago Chamber Music Society

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”

Sep 29

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Sep 30

Buffalo, NY

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”

Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Oct 7

Seattle, WA

Emerald City Music

Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: String Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

Oct 8

Seattle, WA

Emerald City Music

Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: String Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

Oct 11-16

European tour (TBC)

Including Oct 13: Brussels, Belgium

Oct 18-20

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Oct 21

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (TBC)

Kimmel Center

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Oct 23

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburg Chamber Music Society

Carnegie Music Hall

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 103 (fragment)

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Oct 26

Tucson, AZ

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

Leo Rich Theatre

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Oct 28

Portland, Oregon

Chamber Music Northwest

Newmark Theatre

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Oct 30

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances

Herbst Theatre

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

Nov 5

Lincoln NE

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music

Johnny Carson Theater

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 6

Omaha, NE

Vesper Concerts

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 8

Reno, NV

Argenta Concert Series

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 13

Greenfield, MA

Valley Classical Concerts

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) (2016)

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 15

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 1

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Nov 17

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 2

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74, “The Harp”

Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Nov 19

Maui, HI

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Nov 20

Honolulu, HI

University of Hawaii

Nov 21

Kona, HI

Hawaii Concert Society

Nov 28–30

Evanston, IL (TBC)

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Dec 6

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center

Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures for String Quartet and Mandolin (with Avi Avital, mandolin)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

David Bruce: Cymbeline for String Quartet and Mandolin (with Avi Avital, mandolin)

Dec 7–9

Rockport, MA

Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Dec 10

New York, NY

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts

Washington Irving High School

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Beethoven: Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3

Jan 9

Washington, DC

Kennedy Center Fortas Series

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Caroline Shaw: Commissioned work, name TBD (2016)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Jan 10

Palm Beach, FL

Flagler Museum

Mozart: Quartet No. 23 in F, K. 590, “Prussian 3”

Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2, “Compliments”

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Jan 11

Philadelphia, PA (TBC)

Ethical Society of Philadelphia

Chris Rogerson: Quartet No. 2

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Nathan Currier: TBD

Vivian Fung: Quartet No. 3

(With William Short, bassoon)

Jan 13

London, ON

The Jeffery Concerts

Wolf Performance Hall

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet

Jan 14

New York, NY

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Chris Rogerson: Quartet No. 2

David Ludwig: Pale Blue Dot

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Nathan Currier: TBD

Vivian Fung: Quartet No. 3

(With William Short, bassoon)

Jan 15–17

Evanston, IL (TBC)

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Jan 29

Philadelphia, PA

Curtis Institute of Music

Jan 30–Feb 1

Evanston, IL (TBC)

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Feb 7

Chattanooga, TN

String Theory at the Hunter (TBC)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

David Bruce: Cymbeline for String Quartet and Mandolin (with Avi Avital, mandolin)

Feb 11–19

North American tour with Avi Avital, mandolin

Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures for String Quartet and Mandolin

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

David Bruce: Cymbeline for String Quartet and Mandolin

Feb 11: Toronto, ON (Royal Conservatory of Music, Koerner Hall)

Feb 15: Portland, OR (Chamber Music Northwest)

Feb 16 & 17: San Diego, CA (UC-San Diego – Conrad Prebys Music Center)

Feb 18: Eugene, OR (Oregon Bach Festival)

Feb 19: Vancouver, BC (Vancouver Recital Society)

Feb 20-22

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

Feb 23

Urbana, IL

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (TBC)

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Feb 25

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University

Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 590

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Feb 26

Harrisburg, PA

Market Square Concerts

Temple Ohev Sholom

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Feb 28

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 3

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op 132

March 2

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 4

Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1

March 4

Fort Worth, TX

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Barber: Quartet in B minor, Op. 11

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

March 8

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1

March 9

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18, No. 6

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

March 11–27

European tour

Program: Beethoven, Schubert, Smetana, Britten, Barber, and Caroline Shaw

March 11: Lippstadt, Germany

March 12: Wuppertal, Germany

March 14: Salzburg, Austria

March 18: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

March 19: Göttingen, Germany

March 21: Heidelberg, Germany

March 22: Stuttgart, Germany

March 23: Aschaffenburg, Germany

March 24: Villingen, Germany

March 26: Biel, Switzerland

March 27: Bern, Switzerland

April 2–4

Savannah, GA

Savannah Music Festival

April 2: Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136

Edgar Meyer: String Quintet (with Edgar Meyer, bass)

April 4: Concert with Daniel Hope

April 6

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

April 7

Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op 135

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

April 15

New York, NY

April 16-19

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

April 20

Oakmont, CA

Music at Oakmont

Berger Center

April 22

San Jose, CA
San Jose Chamber Music Society

Haydn: Quartet Fragment in D minor, Op. 103

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

April 23

Pasadena, CA

The Coleman Chamber Music Association

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

April 25

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 5

Beethoven: Quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

April 27

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Beethoven Quartet Cycle: Part 6

Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 135

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

April 29

Baltimore, MD

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

April 30

New York, NY

Mannes College – The New School for Music

Schneider Concert Series with Orion String Quartet

Mozart: Viola Quintet in G minor, K. 516

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20

May 6

Millwood, NY

Friends of Music

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

May 7

New York, NY

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts

Town Hall

Haydn: Quartet Fragment in D minor, Op. 103

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 (with Richard Stoltzman, clarinet)

May 9–20

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center – Artosphere

May 21–23

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music

Educational residency

May 26–June 11

Montreal, QC

Montreal Chamber Music Festival

May 26: Beethoven #1

May 28: Beethoven #2

June 2: Beethoven #3

June 4: Beethoven #4

June 8: Concert with Banff International String Quartet Competition winner

June 9: Beethoven #5

June 11: Beethoven #6

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