Fernandina Beach, FL – The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is excited to present a concert with the Dover String Quartet and cellist Christopher Rex on Saturday, January 31, 2021, at 2 p.m. The concert will be performed at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and broadcast online to ticket holders.
The Dover String Quartet, the Festival’s quartet-in-residence, is one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The first ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center and the recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover is also quartet-in-residence for the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, and Artosphere. The Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as one of the finest young American string quartets of their generation.
The Quartet will be joined by cellist Christopher Rex, founder and Artistic and General Director of the Festival. He retired as principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2018 after serving in that position for 39 years.
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 20th season with a wide array of internationally recognized award-winning superstars from multiple genres including Festival newcomers violin virtuoso Midori and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet with pianist Drew Peterson, returning the Zukerman Trio, legendary Bluegrass group Balsam Range, charismatic pianist Valentina Lisitsa, and the talented JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars featuring vocalist Lisa Kelly. Respecting the safety of both musicians and the audience, the Festival has arranged for both live and virtual venues.
Information about all concerts and tickets are available at www.AICMF.com
About the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary season, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the nation’s most renowned classical music festivals. The Festival is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.