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This film will reveal the passionate, thriving world of chamber music in the 21st century, featuring the award winning Dover Quartet.
This film will reveal the passionate, thriving world of chamber music in the 21st century, featuring the award winning Dover Quartet.
242 backers pledged $38,751 to help bring this project to life.

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What does "classical music" mean to you?  After 9 years together and 4 years of touring all over the world, we in the Dover Quartet have witnessed something special:  classical music is thriving. But in many parts of the country, and the 21st century world in general, the perception is often that "classical music" is stuffy; arrogant; or (perhaps the worst of all...) BORING!

Six months ago we began an enormous undertaking- to show the world what the life of a classical musician is really like, with a full-length documentary. We want to show the world the people behind the performers, and the passionate, vibrant, and diverse community that exists behind the scenes. We've teamed up with the amazing director Bruce Broder to help bring this vision to life. Bruce's award-winning documentary Chops (https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/archive/512d05801c7d76e046002788-chops) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has received much critical acclaim. We are so excited to have the opportunity to work with him!

A good portion of the funding for the filming has already been secured through private backers and from our own bank accounts! But as you can imagine, this is a very expensive process and we need the help of people like you to take this project through post-production and all the way to major film festivals!

If you're also passionate about music and you want the world to see how special this music really is, please consider donating to the documentary project on our Kickstarter page! Any little bit helps, and you can get perks like Dover Quartet coffee mugs, CDs, downloads, and even lessons with the quartet members!

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We Dover Quartet members share our passion for chamber music with people we meet all over the world. This is why we have already been enthusiastically given permission to film the documentary all over the U.S., in Canada, and in Austria, and will be doing so in even more places to come! Securing funding for the last few shoots and interviews, and for post-production costs, is our last step--and that's where you come in! We have 100% faith that along with our fantastic, fun and experienced director Bruce Broder and our talented and insightful cameraman Dan Cowen we will achieve our goal in producing a new, exciting and emotional journey into the world of classical music.

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    Thank you! Our name pays tribute to Dover Beach by fellow Curtis alumnus Samuel Barber. Receive a digital download of our recording of Barber's Adagio for Strings!

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    You are so awesome that we want to give you a social media shout out! This also includes the digital download of Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

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    We are so thankful, we want you to think about us when you drink your morning (or nighttime) coffee! Receive a cool Dover Quartet themed coffee mug. Includes the social media shoutout and Barber download.

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    Wow! Thank you for being a supporter of this project!! Get a digital download of the documentary film plus all of the above!

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    We are stoked at your generosity! Receive a signed physical CD of our debut album, Tribute. Includes all of the above :)

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    You're so generous, we want to thank you face to face! An in-person or Skype violin, viola, cello, or chamber music coaching with a member of the Quartet (maximum 10 per member) OR just a fun video chat with the quartet (you choose!)

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    You are above and beyond!!! VIP concert experience – two tickets to a Dover Quartet performance in your area, and an invitation to attend the dress rehearsal or grab a post-concert drink- we'd love to meet you!

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    Thank you SO much from the bottom of our hearts! Your name will appear in the film’s sponsor credits! This also includes the VIP concert experience.

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    You are truly bringing this project to fruition!! Thank you! With this comes an invitation to an exclusive pre-release screening in Philadelphia (donor responsible for their own transportation), VIP concert experience, and your name in the film’s sponsor credits.

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    Amazing!! What better way to express our thanks than through music? We will dedicate an encore to a person of your choosing! Includes an invitation to the exclusive pre-release screening in Philadelphia, VIP concert experience, and your name in the film’s sponsor credits.

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    Incredible! With a donation like this you are a true project collaborator. With this you will receive a private concert in your home to be scheduled on a mutually determined date, a co-producer credit in the film, and an invitation to the exclusive pre-release screening.

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