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Dover Quartet Performing At Westport Arts Center

The Dover Quartet will perform at the Westport Arts Center on Nov. 9.
The Dover Quartet will perform at the Westport Arts Center on Nov. 9. Photo Credit:

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Dover Quartet, hailed as “the young American string quartet of the moment” by The New Yorker, will perform at the Westport Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Quartet will perform music by Haydn, Beethoven and major Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

"I'm thrilled to host the first Westport appearance of the Dover Quartet," said the Westport Arts Center’s Curator for Chamber Music, Russell Platt.

"I'd heard all the great buzz about them last season, but this summer I took the opportunity to hear them live at New York's Tannery Pond Concerts, and I can honestly say that the excitement is justified: this group plays with a technical assurance and a firm sense of style that ranges beyond their years. They are poised to become one of the leading American string quartets."

The Dover Quartet takes inspiration from both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, but brings their own youthful interpretation to the repertoire. The Quartet, formed in 2008, is made up of violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violists Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw.

Individually, they have amassed a significant number of awards including the Johansen International Competition, the Stulberg International String Competition and the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.

Tickets to the concert are $30 for non-members, $25 for members of the Westport Arts Center and $10 for students. A limited number of discounted senior tickets will be available for presale at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., Westport.

Tickets can be purchased on the Westport Arts Center website here , by calling 203-222-7070 or at the door 30 minutes before the concert.

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