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The Dover Quartet with Chris Rex performing Shostakovich & Schubert

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The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival kicks off their 20th Season with a FREE to view online concert made possible by a generous donation. Recorded on January 23, 2021 at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, the birthplace of the festival two decades ago. During “intermission”, enjoy an exclusive conversation with Chris Rex and the Quartet discussing their history together, their passion for chamber music and their mission to impart that love to a new generation.

The phenomenal Dover Quartet, the AICMF Quartet-in-Residence, catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. They were named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. The Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). The Dover serves as quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere and Peoples’ Symphony in New York. They were also is the first-ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center.

Christopher Rex, AICMF’s General and Artistic Director and world-renown cellist, will be joining the Dover Quartet for the Schubert String Quintet.

PROGRAM:
Dimitri Shostakovich (1906 – 75)
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

String Quintet in C major, D.956

Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio
Scherzo. Presto
Allegretto

Video produced by AITV’s parent company Intracoastal Media Group LLC and promoted on Amelia Island TV.

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