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Dover + Escher = 8Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 PM

Dover + Escher = 8

Strings will fill the hall when these two stellar quartets come together.

Dover String Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition.

Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, 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).

Escher String Quartet — Tuesday Musical’s quartet-in-residence — takes its name from M.C. Escher, inspired by the Dutch graphic artist’s method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.

October Octets will include the world premiere of an octet by Gregg Kallor, Tuesday Musical's composer-in-residence.

  • Before the concert: Hear about the challenges and joys of four playing as eight during our Concert Conversation with the musicians. 6:30 p.m. in EJ's Flying Balcony. Easily accessed by elevator, the Flying Balcony offers comfortable seating and a cash bar.
  • With support from the Akron Community Foundation, Tuesday Musical and the Autism Society of Greater Akron have partnered to make this an inclusive performance. For details, including how people on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities, and their families, can obtain free or reduced-price tickets, click here.

October Octets

EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill Street, Akron, OH 44325

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