Tue 12/3 @ 7:30PM
In a field where longevity is measured in three, four or even five decades, the Dover Quartet is virtually an infant. The youthful ensemble hit the classical music world with all guns — or strings — blazing when it swept every prize in the 2013 Banff Competition. When it won the Cleveland Quartet Award in 2016 and snagged the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2017, its reputation was assured. Currently the quarter-in-residence at Northwestern University’s Beinen School of music, it was also recently appointed as the first ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center. Its four members — violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw have also forged reputations as soloists.
The ensemble will be playing at Plymouth Church UCC in Shaker Heights as part of the Cleveland Chamber Music Society’s regular series. There they’ll perform Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 1 in D major, David Bruce’s The Lick Quartet (2019) and Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major.
Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $5 for students. Christopher Jenkins will present a pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm.