Chamber Music Festival Presents Internationally Acclaimed Dover Quartet On February 24
Press release – The internationally renowned Dover Quartet, the quartet-in-residence of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, will perform works of Tchaikovsky, Mason Bates and Brahms (Sextet in G major with Christopher Rex and James Dunham) on Sunday, February 24 as part of the Festival’s 2019 season.
This 3:00 PM performance (website says it was changed from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., so please check the actual show time when you buy your ticket) will be held at the Historic Nassau County Courthouse, 416 Centre Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets and complete information for the Festival’s 2019 season are available at www.aicmf.com or 904-261-1779.
In addition, members of the Dover Quartet will hold a master class for promising young artists from the Jacksonville area on Saturday, February 23, 2:00 PM at Amelia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail in Fernandina Beach. This special event is free and open to the public.
Lauded as the “the young American string quartet of the moment” by the New Yorker, the Dover performed its inaugural concert as the first-ever quartet-in-residence of the Kennedy Center. This catapulted them to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Named Cleveland Quartet Award winner for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, the Dover was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in March 2017.
The Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, and the ensemble’s rise to a spot at the top in their field has been “practically meteoric,” according to Strings magazine. A music critic at the Chicago Tribune has proclaimed that “the Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet — they’re that good.” The Dover will perform more than a 100 concerts throughout North America and Europe during the current season.
Upcoming concerts of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 2019 season include the awarding-winning Balsam Range bluegrass band on March 3; a free Family Concert on March 11 with Philip Pan and his electric Viper violin; and piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax on March 22.