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Show Times:

December 6, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus


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6:30pm pre-performance lecture: “Time and Proportion in Tchaikovsky, Schubert and Bates” by John Mehrmann, Maine-based composer, performer, and instructor

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The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, where they were lauded for their “exceptional level of maturity, poise and artistry.” Other achievements quickly amassed in their “practically meteoric” ascent (Strings) include winning the Cleveland Quartet Award as well as the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music only a decade ago, the quartet has built up an enviable résumé and reputation through rigorous touring: more than 100 concerts around North America and Europe in the last year alone. Collaborations with superlative artists like Marc-André Hamelin, Peter Serkin, and the Escher Quartet cement Dover’s place as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker).

The evenings program to include:


Tchaikovsky – Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30

Mason Bates – From Amber Frozen

– Intermission – 

Antonin Dvorak – Quartet in A-flat major, Op. 105


Program subject to change.

“Lovers of chamber music should put the Dover Quartet on their to-hear list.”


Hannaford Hall, USM Campus
88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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A warm and welcoming performance space located at 88 Bedford Street on the USM Portland campus, Hannaford Hall is an intimate 520-seat venue with a 130-seat mezzanine. An attached 1,200-car parking garage makes accessing the performances convenient and hassle-free.