Encore! The Dover Quartet on Performance Oklahoma

May 28, 2014

Encore! Chamber Music in Oklahoma The Dover Quartet The prize winning Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes:. In addition, the Quartet has been named the first Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence at the Caramoor Festival for the 2013-14 season. The Grand Prize-winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition, the Dover formed at Curtis in 2008, drawing from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets. And members of the Quartet have appeared as soloists with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic.

Guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma, the ensemble appeared on Sunday, February 16th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, presenting a program featuring the String Quartet in E-flat Major, K 428 by Mozart, the Quartet in e minor, Op 44, No. 2 by Mendelssohn and the Quartet in F Major, Op 135 of Beethoven.

And rounding out our second hour Performance Oklahoma presents a sneak preview of Carmen! from Tulsa Opera From Tulsa Opera's final main stage production this season (May 2nd and 4th,) it's Georges Bizet's masterpiece and one of the world's most beloved operas starring mezzo-soprano Leann-Sandel-Pantaleo in the title role, tenor Jonathan Burton as Don Jose, baritone Richard Ollarsaba as Escamillo and soprano Karin Wolverton as Micaela, the season finale directed by Dean Anthony also features the Tulsa Opera's talented Young Artists, guest conductor Robert Tweten, the Tulsa Opera Chorus, Youth Opera and Tulsa Opera Orchestra!

Tune in at 8, Saturday evening, May 31st on Classical 88.7-1.