Chapel Music Series
An Evening of Music with Roberto Díaz and Friends
featuring Dover Quartet
DATE: Wednesday, June 20, 7pm
LOCATION: The Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville
TICKETS: $25 (plus applicable fees)
Roberto Díaz, violist and President/CEO of Curtis Institute of Music, will be joined in this performance by the former and founding Curtis Quartet in Residence, Dover Quartet. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert set amidst the inspiring architecture of Crystal Bridges' Great Hall and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ozarks. The evening’s program features Scott Slapin’s Capricious Viola Trio, Antonin Dvořák’s String Quintet in E-flat major “American” and Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet. The concert will be recorded by KUAF.
Scott Slapin | Capricious Viola Trio
Featuring Roberto Díaz, Pablo Muñoz Salido, and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt
Antonín Dvořák | String Quintet in E♭ major, Op. 97, B. 180 “American”
Featuring Roberto Díaz
Felix Mendelssohn | Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
Featuring Dover Quartet
A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator. Mr. Díaz has appeared as an orchestral soloist and recitalist in major cities around the globe and has worked with many of the leading conductors and composers of our time, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Jennifer Higdon and Edison Denisov.
The phenomenal Dover 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, 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 Quartet serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.