The San Jose Chamber Music Society administrators were really eager to get me back to review their most prestigious ensemble of the year, the Dover Quartet. Fortunately my editor was of the same mind.
A number of things I might say about the performance would merely feel redundant after the review, so I'll just add here that the remarkable thing about attending a concert in San Jose in the company of one of the local Master Gardeners (a public education job, basically) is how many Master Gardeners attend chamber music concerts in San Jose. I think she knew more people there than I did.
And it was appropriate they be there, for the Dovers grew a luxurious garden of music.