Flint, MI - On September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m. the Capitol Theatre welcomes audiences to a one-night strings performance by the renowned Dover Quartet and Dort Honors String Quartet.
The unique performance will be the final stage of an exciting and interactive documentary film on the Dort Honors String Quartet and the Dover Quartet relationship. The Year of Haydn: COVID Can't Stop the Music aims to capture the excitement, determination, and fun that highlight the opportunities FIM's Flint School of Performing Arts offers its students.
“Having been involved as a supporter of the FSPA for numerous years, I wanted to showcase one of the amazing opportunities they provide their young musicians,” said documentary filmmaker Nicole Bowers Wallace. “The opportunity for these young performers to be mentored by a Grammy-nominated quartet is once in a lifetime for them and I wanted to capture that on film.”
There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the Dover and Dort Quartets after the show. Tickets for the event are free, however, donations will support the programs of the Flint School of Performing Arts. For more information visit https://tickets.thewhiting.com/9282.
In January, the Dort Honors String Quartet started working virtually with the Dover Quartet, one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. It’s the first time Dover has worked with a high school-level group in this way. This master class of all master classes – at least when it comes to youth string quartets – proved to be a marvelous musical match.
The Dort Honors String Quartet met virtually as a group as well as individually and in sectionals with the Dover Quartet musicians to take their playing up a notch or two.
“We can't express how excited we are to meet the Dort Quartet in person, and to get to play with them!” said Dover Quartet cellist Camden Shaw. “After working with them so much online, we feel like we've known them forever; but getting to be in the same room together, and make music together, will be an incredibly heartwarming experience.”
The J. Dallas and Marcia W. Dort Trust of Huntington Bank generously provide funding for the Dort Honors Strings Quartet.