"We get so inspired from teaching. I think teaching reminds you what you got into music for! [While teaching,] we're just talking about making how to make music in the highest possible way. There’s this infectious energy to that," smiled Camden Shaw, cellist, and one-fourth of the Dover Quartet, describing the delight of being the quartet-in-residence at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.
One of the world's leading classical ensembles, the Dover Quartet joined WFMT for a Facebook Live at Northwestern University's Galvin Recital Hall ahead of a performance on campus presented by Concerts at Bienen.
With scenic Lake Michigan and the hazy Chicago skyline as their backdrop, Dover's artists shared their experience as classical musicians in the digital age, as well as their process of working with and mentoring students as part of their residency.
Of course, the live video broadcast on WFMT's Facebook page wouldn't be complete without some great music! The quartet shared selections from Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 3 and Dvořák's String Quartet No. 14.