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Dover Quartet with Edgar Meyer, double bass

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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The Dover Quartet is “already pulling away from its peers with its exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble” (The Strad). Winner of top prizes at the Banff, Fischoff and Wigmore Hall International String Competitions, the Philadelphia-based Dover joins forces with the incomparable bassist and composer Edgar Meyer—“the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument” (The New Yorker)—for a performance of Meyer’s own String Quintet, which encompasses bluegrass, jazz and classical styles.

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Rossini: Duo for Bass and Cello
Dvorak: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, "American”
Meyer: Quintet for Strings

Dover Quartet

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a.

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Edgar Meyer, double bass

Edgar Meyer emerged in the 1990s as one of the world's most talented string bass players, at home, remarkably, in both the classical repertory and in bluegrass. He is also a composer whose works achieved wide diffusion in the late 1990s; they served as cornerstones in the efforts of Sony to forge new audiences for.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.  All…more info