Artist Recital Series
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8 p.m.
Called “superb” by the New York Times and “one of America’s great string quartets” by the Los Angeles Times, the Calder Quartet collaborates with artists across musical genres spanning the classical and contemporary music world, as well as rock, dance, and visual arts, and in venues ranging from art galleries and rock clubs to Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The quartet has commissioned more than 25 works to date by some of today’s leading and emerging composers.
The Calder Quartet enjoys great populist appeal and has toured North America with So Percussion and with rockers the National, Airborne Toxic Event, and Vampire Weekend. The quartet’s Harmonia Mundi release of works by Messiaen and Saariaho with pianist Gloria Cheng earned a Grammy nomination, and its performance of the title theme for the Starz TV series Da Vinci’s Demons earned a 2013 Emmy Award.
The Calder Quartet is artist in residence at Oberlin for 2014-16.
JANACEK String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D.810, “Death and the Maiden”
Photo: Autumn De Wilde