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  • In a photo collage, one image shows a group of four musicians—three men and a woman—carrying their stringed instruments in cases through a train station; and another image shows a Chinese man wearing a suit and eyeglasses and looking at the camera.

Dover Quartet and Haochen Zhang

7:30 pm Thursday, March 21, 2024

Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the Grammy Award-nominated Dover Quartet has followed a “practically meteoric” (Strings Magazine) trajectory to become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world.

The ensemble will perform with acclaimed Shanghai-based Haochen Zhang a program including:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in E Major, Op. 109, featuring soloist Haochen;
  • Marc Neikrug: Piano Quintet No. 2, "In Six Parts," featuring the quartet and soloist; and
  • Franz Schubert, String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810, “Death and the Maiden,” featuring Dover Quartet.

Dover Quartet

The musicians are Joel Link and Bryan Lee (violins), Julianne Lee (viola), and Camden Shaw (cello).

In addition to its faculty role as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

“Quartets that play with such technical quality these days can be counted on the fingers of one hand,” a writer says in La Presse.

Haochen Zhang

Zhang is the first Chinese competitor to be awarded the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal and, at age 19, one of the event’s youngest First Prize winners.

“His sheer pianism, boundless passion, and lyricism consistently dazzled, demonstrating musical maturity and artistry that belied his years,” writes classical music website Interlude.hk.

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Adult $48, $34
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $26, $18

sponsored by
Pieter W. and Lida Ouwehand

support provided by
Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment
Nina C. Brown Endowment
Dotty and Paul Rigby Classical Music Endowment

support for accessibility services provided by
William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support
Gerald B. M. Stein Memorial Endowment

A grant from the Penn State Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

Thank you to Penn State School of Music for hosting this presentation.

The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.

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Classical Coffeehouse
with Dover Quartet

8:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Hintz Family Alumni Center’s Robb Hall

FREE for University Park and high school students *

Dover Quartet will deliver an intimate mini-concert featuring excerpts from the ensemble’s repertoire as well as engage in conversation with attendees.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Standing room is available when seating is full.

Presented by the Center for the Performing Arts and the Penn State Alumni Association in partnership with the Blue & White Society, the PSU Music Service Club, and the Penn State Coffee Club.

* A $15 donation is suggested for each person who isn’t a Penn State student.


support provided by
Pieter and Lida Ouweuhand Endowment