In 2018-2019, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center is joined by the Dover Quartet, the Center’s new Quartet-in-Residence.
The season opens with the Dover Quartet’s return to the Fortas series in a concert that marks the beginning of a three-year term as the Kennedy Center’s Quartet-in Residence. In its new role during the 2018-2019 season, the ensemble performs on programs throughout the Kennedy Center – From the Fortas series to the Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox series. The Quartet’s residency is also intended to provide the ensemble with tools to expand their education footprint, developing a mobile capsule program, reaching school children while touring, and utilizing the Kennedy Center’s vast educational network throughout the United States.
Equally at home in canonical repertoire as well as the newest reaches of contemporary classical music, the Dover’s first concert in its new capacity includes Webern’s Langsamer Satz, Schubert’s Quartet in G Major, and Bate’s From Amber Frozen. The Quartet plans to perform one of Bates’s string quartets in each of the first two years of its residency, and the Kennedy Center will commission a third string quartet for the Dover Quartet’s third year.
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