This is string quartet nirvana. The Dover Quartet, one of the word’s most in-demand ensembles, makes its Seattle and Olympia debut with an intimate evening of Beethoven’s early, middle and late string-quartet masterworks. The Dover Quartet catapulted to international acclaim after taking first prize at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was recently awarded the Cleveland Quartet Award and Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award.
8 p.m., Oct. 7, 2016: 415 Westlake Ave., Seattle
7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 2016: St. Michael’s Westside Church, Olympia
Hear the music
BEETHOVEN – String Quartet op. 18, no. 4
BEETHOVEN – String Quartet op. 59, no. 3
BEETHOVEN – String Quartet op. 130