CANCELLED: We regret that our January 11th/14th, March 11th/18th and April 22nd/29th concerts had to be cancelled although they are still listed below


Dover String Quartet
with William Short, bassoon
and special guest Dorion Sagan, scientist and sleight of hand artist


Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017 8:00pm Philadelphia Ethical Society
Saturday Jan 14th, 2017 8:00pm DiMenna Center, Cary Hall, New York City


Sounds from the Blue Dot

The Dover Quartet will play a concert centering on a work they commissioned from composer David Ludwig entitled Pale Blue Dot, after the famous photo taken 25 years ago by NASA’s Voyager at the request of Carl Sagan, and later the title of one of the astronomer's books. Carl’s son Dorion Sagan, himself a brilliant scientific thinker and author, will discuss his father’s writing and the photo, and a new movement for the quartet and the extraordinary William Short, principal bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, written by Currier, will explore recent scientific work of the younger Sagan. Dorion Sagan is also an accomplished sleight of hand artist as well. So, consider it the night of “The Blue Dot Trick.”

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