The highly acclaimed Dover Quartet returns to their alma mater for an evening of chamber music by Britten, Dvorák, and Mozart
PHILADELPHIA—January 10, 2017—Curtis Presents opens a new season with a recital by the internationally renowned Dover Quartet on Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. in Field Concert Hall. Hailed as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet has continually impressed audiences across a global stage with their unique blend of musical maturity, technical prowess, and enlivening chemistry.
For this homecoming recital, the Dover Quartet presents a program of works by Britten and Mozart; and violist and Curtis president Roberto Díaz (’84) joins the performers for Dvorák’s Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97. Mr. Díaz holds the Nina von Maltzahn President’s Chair and the James and Betty Matarese Chair in Viola Studies.
The recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Subscriptions for the Curtis Presents four-concert series, which includes Carter Brey (February 26), Elliot Madore (April 9), and Robert van Sice with the Curtis Percussion Ensemble (April 23), are available for $80. Single tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, contact the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/tickets. The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.
Since forming at Curtis in 2008, the Dover Quartet has charted a meteoric rise, becoming one of the most exciting and in-demand chamber ensembles of their generation. Having swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the group returned to Curtis as its first Nina von Maltzahn quartet in residence, continuing the school’s unparalleled lineage of string quartet playing. They have since toured the globe, performing over 120 concerts annually.
Highlighting Curtis alumni and faculty in a new recital series, Curtis Presentsbrings Curtis graduates and faculty members from around the world to Field Concert Hall. Performers are leaders in their field, whose success as musicians in the 21st century continues the impact and legacy of Curtis music-making, achieved over more than eight decades. Proceeds from the concerts directly benefit current Curtis students.
“One of the world’s finest music academies” (BBC Culture), the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia as well as performances around the world through Curtis on Tour.
MOZART Quartet in F major, K. 590
BRITTEN Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
DVORÁK Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97
Roberto Díaz, viola