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Dover Quartet w/ Richard Woodhams, oboe

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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“Few young American ensembles are as exciting and accomplished as the Dover Quartet” (New Yorker). This must-see foursome with ties to the Curtis Institute returns to Philadelphia with a piece that PCMS commissioned in 2005: William Bolcom’s Serenata Notturna, originally written for Richard Woodhams and the Guarneri Quartet. Surrounding Bolcom’s quintet are two pieces that allow us to experience music in connection with its most human and natural purposes: movement and dance. Tchaikovsky’s Quartet in D Major brings to life many of the elements of his trademark ballet music, and Bartók’s epically masterful Quartet No. 1 exhibits many different forms of human movement, from the funeral-dirge first movement to the last movement’s lively and jovial Hungarian folk music.

Tchaikovsky: Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Bolcom: Serenata Notturna
Bartók: Quartet No. 1

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Peter Schoenbach

Richard Woodhams, oboe

Richard Woodhams is Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has made frequent solo appearances with the Orchestra in Philadelphia, as well as in New York, Boston, and other cities throughout the United States and Asia in collaboration with its four previous music directors. His recordings with the Orchestra include Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch..

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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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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.…more info