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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.

EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill Street, Akron, OH 44325

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