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Critically Acclaimed Dover Quartet to Perform in Williamsburg

The Dover Quartet will be performing in Williamsburg on Oct. 6. (Photo courtesy of the Dover Quartet)
The Dover Quartet will be performing in Williamsburg on Oct. 6. (Photo courtesy of the Dover Quartet)

The world-renowned Dover Quartet is bringing its musical flair to Williamsburg.

The Dover Quartet will perform at the Williamsburg Regional Library at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The concert is the first of The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg’s 2015-16 season.

An American string ensemble that took home the grand prize during the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, a global chamber music competition held every three years, the Dover Quartet is currently in the middle of its North American tour.

Last year, the quartet performed more than 100 concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe.

While the quartet has seen success as an ensemble, the individuals members — Joel Link, Bryan Lee, Milena Pajaro-Van De Stadt and Camden Shaw — have received plenty of praise, as well. Members of the quartet have performed with the likes of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic.

Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg President Stephen Knudson said he is thrilled to start the Chamber’s 2015-16 season with such a highly regarded group of musicians.

“It’s going to be an excellent concert,” Knudson said. “They’ve been getting excellent reviews through the nation. Assuming they can get here through the weather, which I think they will, they will put on a good performance.”

The quartet will open up their Williamsburg performance with pieces from famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and will conclude with music from Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak after a brief intermission.

The concert is open to the general public for $15, while students at William & Mary can view the concert for $6.

To learn more about the Dover Quartet, click here.

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