One of the most exciting young ensembles in chamber music today, the Calder Quartet return to Cleveland for the first in an ongoing series of performances in the Transformer Station. Called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, the quartet perform a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level. 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 they perform, 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, they are known for the discovery, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers (over 25 commissioned works to date), the group continues to work and collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world, as well as rock, and visual arts; and in venues ranging from art galleries and rock clubs to Carnegie and Walt Disney concert halls.
Known to Cleveland audiences for their groundbreaking collaboration with Iva Bittová and their guest appearance with the Cleveland Orchestra as part of the “California Masterworks” series, the Calder Quartet deepen their relationship with the Cleveland community through this first of its kind residency in the Transformer Station, focusing on intimate performances of new and underknown repertoire.
Péter Eötvös: Korrespondenz (1992)
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, BB 119 (1939)
Ben Johnston: String Quartet No. 4 (“Amazing Grace”) (1973)
$20; CMA members $18