The Dover Quartet and Escher String Quartet

Sun, Feb 27, 2022 |
Venue: Concert Hall
Two sets of small ensembles - string quartet


$35 - $65
$31.50 - $58.50

Add to Calendar2022-02-27 3:00 PMAmerica/Los_Angeles The Dover Quartet and Escher String Quartet

The Dover Quartet joins forces with the Escher String Quartet for a unique concert experience.

The Dover Quartet

Joel Link, violin

Bryan Lee, violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Camden Shaw, cello


Escher String Quartet 

Adam Barnett-Hart, violin  

Brendan Speltz, violin

Pierre Lapointe, viola

Brook Speltz, cello 



Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
I. Prelude
II. Scherzo

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20


Enescu: Octet in C Major, Op. 7


The Dover Quartet joins forces with the Escher Quartet, both winners of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. They have made waves in the chamber music field and together return to show off their distinct styles and explore the depths of music composed for octets. The Escher’s capacity to play with a “penetrating intelligence” (The New York Times) blends powerfully with the Dover’s “deep musical feeling” (The Chicago Tribune).


“The power of youth can be overwhelming! Even by the beginning of their composing careers, these early 20th century-giants were already in full emotional and imaginative throttle. The passion is Romantic, but the language is that of the future… And, of course, 17-year-old Mendelssohns’s Octet is a perfect miracle!”