Strings with wings: Dover Quartet
The Dover Quartet has been moving at lightning speed up the ranks of the string-quartet world, which tends toward sedateness. Formed only in 2009, when its members were all students at the Curtis Institute of Music, the group swept top prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, a decisive forum for the field, and last fall they were selected for the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, given biennially to honor “a rising young string quartet whose artistry demonstrates that it is in the process of establishing a major career.” On Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m., the group figures on the series of the Los Alamos Concert Association at Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos High School (1300 Diamond Drive). On the program are Mozart’s Quartet in B-f lat major, K. 458 (the Hunt), David Ludwig’s Pale Blue Dot (a musico- astronomical meditation), and Beethoven’s Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 (the first Razumovsky). Tickets ($30) are available through Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org).