Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30pm
“The Dover Quartet has been making life difficult for critics with playing that pretty much defies criticism.”
—Ludwig van Toronto
Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello
Catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2013, the Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. Among their honors and awards are the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award, as well as grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In 2020, the quartet’s documentary Strings Attached: On the Road with the Dover Quartet was the most-viewed film at the Martha’s Vineyard FILMUSIC Festival. Their 2020-21 season included debuts with Berkeley’s Cal Performances and their first-ever tour of Latin America, both conducted virtually. The quartet’s first volume of the complete Beethoven cycle, focused on the composer’s Op. 18 quartets, was released by Cedille Records in September 2020.
“Music of Gratitude and Remembrance”
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet No. 53 in D Major (“The Lark”), Op. 64, No. 5, Hob. III:63
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83
Benjamin Britten, String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
Pick-Staiger is a 989-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.