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Tuesday Matinees: Calidore String Quartet

Tuesday | January 12 2016 | 12 pm

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HAYDN  -  Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, No. 1
WEBERN  -  Langsamer Satz
WEBERN  -  Five Pieces, Op. 5
BEETHOVEN  -  Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

The acclaimed Calidore String Quartet takes on the dramatic history of chamber music with a program that opens with Haydn, who established the string quartet as a genre, explores Webern’s early 20th century shift from tonal to atonal music, and concludes with one of Beethoven’s revolutionary late quartets.

Described as “a miracle of unified thought” (La Presse) and “nothing short of a revelation” (Calgary Herald), the Manhattan-based Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished and captivating performances. The Calidore has debuted in such prestigious festivals as Verbier, Ravinia and the Schneider Concert Series (NYC) and is a featured “Young Artist-in-Residence” on American Public Media’s national radio program “Performance Today.” They have won the grand prize in virtually all major American chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake and Yellow Springs competitions. Internationally, they captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition and the 2012 Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.

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