New Album, Plus Return to Kennedy Center and Debuts at Concertgebouw, Library of Congress, and Carnegie’s Main Stage Highlight Dover Quartet’s 2017-18 Season

The Dover Quartet launches the season with the release on October 13 of its second recording on the Cedille label. Titled Voices of Defiance 1943 1944 1945, the new album takes listeners on a powerful, often harrowing, journey through three searing works written during World War II, by Viktor Ullmann, Shostakovich, and Simon Laks, all three of whom also feature in the Dovers’ full 2017-18 concert lineup. Other highlights include their debuts at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Washington’s Library of Congress; their first mainstage appearance at Carnegie Hall; and a pair of performances at the Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the Emerson String Quartet and in the trailblazing KC Jukebox series. Along with returns to Philadelphia’sKimmel Center, the People’s Symphony Concerts of New York, and a host of other U.S. presenters, the ensemble looks forward to a weeklong residency at Canada’s Lunenburg Academy of Music and multiple performances throughout the season in the third year of their specially created faculty residency at Northwestern University. The Dovers also complete shooting on a feature-length documentary by award-winning filmmaker Bruce Broder, which follows them to Salzburg, the Kennedy Center, and other recent stops on their meteoric musical journey. Bringing rare musicianship and an infectious joy in music-making to repertoire ranging from Mozart and Tchaikovsky to Schoenberg, Duke Ellington, and Derek Bermel, the Dover Quartet is, as the Washington Post observes, “the very model of a modern young classical ensemble.”

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