The Dover Quartet made their much-anticipated debut as the Bienen School’s quartet-in-residence with a concert Wednesday, October 7, in Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, featuring works by Mozart, Dutilleux, and Schumann.
The event marked the first public concert held in Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, a 400-seat hall in the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts that offers audience members stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.
In his review for the Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein writes: “First of all, it must be said that Galvin Recital Hall, one of three performance and rehearsal rooms in NU's Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, is an architectural and acoustical gem.”
"Both the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall and the Dover Quartet surpassed expectations Wednesday night when the impressive young American ensemble gave the inviting new auditorium its concert baptism," the review says.
Comprised of violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and cellist Camden Shaw, the quartet rose to international stardom following their win of the grand prize and all three special prizes in the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
The group’s busy 2015-16 performance season includes two more stops at the Bienen School, with concerts January 10 and April 26.
Read von Rhein’s full review, “NU's new Galvin Hall, Dover Quartet work splendidly in concert."