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Friday, May 10, 2024
7:30 pm

Words of Passion with Dover Quartet

2312 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705,

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
– Langston Hughes

Behind closed doors lies a world of mystery, passion, and true stories that sparked some of the most riveting pieces of chamber music. Join us for this one-of-a-kind evening with the renowned Dover Quartet. Hear “one of the greatest string quartets of our times” (BBC Magazine) perform works by Turina, Janacek, and Schubert, and hear the personal stories behind the conception of each work. Our 2024 Texas Poet Laureate, Amanda Johnston, will introduce the pieces and do a book signing before the concert.

To enhance the overall sensory experience our expert mixologists, led by Joe Kennedy, will craft Spanish-inspired cocktails and Spanish Chef Fer Candil will prepare delicious Spanish tapas, available for purchase.

Doors and Cocktail Lounge open at 6:00 PM

Meet the Author in the Parlor Room at 6:30 PM (optional)

Concert begins at 7:30 PM

Meet and Greet with musicians in Cocktail Lounge until 11:00 PM

Dress code: Cocktail chic, with the option for elevated elegance



Joaquín Turina La oración del torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer), Op. 34

Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”)

I. Andante – Con moto – Allegro
II. Adagio – Vivace
II. Moderato – Andante – Adagio
IV. Allegro – Andante – Adagio

– intermission –

Franz Schubert String Quartet in D minor (“Death and the Maiden”), D 810

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Presto


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