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Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival - Dover Quartet with Edgar Meyer
3/26/2021 3:00:00 PM
Amelia Baptist Church
961167 Buccaneer Trail Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
3/26/2021 5:00:00 PM
Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
- 5:00 PM
Venue: Amelia Baptist Church
Address: 961167 Buccaneer Trail Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Age Range: All Ages
The 2021 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival will present music lovers with a dazzling range of world-renowned artists typically seen in New York, London or Chicago. The concerts of the Festival's 20th season are packed with a stunning array of star power. The phenomenal Dover Quartet, our Quartet-in-Residence, catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. 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. The Dover also is the first-ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center.
In demand as both a performer and a composer, solo classical bassist, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument”, Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
Two concerts: 3pm & 7pm