“The Calder takes its place as one of America’s most satisfying—and most enterprising—quartets.” —Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
Since its first performance on the museum’s series seven years ago, the Calder Quartet has achieved international success while deepening its relationship with Cleveland, including performances with the Cleveland Orchestra as part of the “California Masterworks” series, and being named quartet in residence at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works—including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley, and Thomas Adès—the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything it performs, whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or sold-out rock shows with bands like the National or the Airborne Toxic Event. Winners of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the group continues to work and collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the classical and contemporary music world, and in venues ranging from art galleries and rock clubs to Carnegie and Walt Disney concert halls. To hear one of the most exciting string quartets at the height of its powers is a rare thrill.
Program Daniel Bjarnason, Stillshot Benjamin Britten, String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 Beethoven, String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127
$25; CMA members $22
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.