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MainStage Live

Dover QUartet


Spa Trio - Susanna Phillips, Anne-Marie McDermott, Paul Deubauer

April 21, 2025, 7:30PM

PNC Theatre, 350 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15222

Jessie Montgomery  Strum

*Pura Fé  Rattle Songs (arranged for string quartet by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate)  

*Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Commissioned work

Antonín Dvořák  Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”) 

*Commissioned for this program

One of the greatest quartets of the last 100 years” (BBC Music Magazine) presents three unique perspectives on America.

The 2024–25 MainStage Live season ends with a triumphant concert by “one of the greatest quartets of the last 100 years” (BBC Music Magazine). The critically acclaimed Dover Quartet presents an imaginative program that explores three unique perspectives on America: “Strum” by contemporary African American composer Jessie Montgomery, a new arrangement and commission by Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and Antonin Dvořák’s “American” quartet.

The concert includes the world premiere of a work by Tate that Chamber Music Pittsburgh commissioned for this performance, part of its commitment to support the artistic voices shaping the evolving future of chamber music. In 2022, The Washington Post selected Tate as a composer to watch and raved: “Tate is rare as an American Indian composer of classical music. Rarer still is his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism.”

The Dover Quartet is the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music and holds additional residencies at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University and the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere festival. The group’s awards include a stunning sweep of all prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award.

The Dover Quartet features Joel Link on violin, Bryan Lee on violin, Julianne Lee on viola, and Camden Shaw on cello.