CMS Front Row National – Concert #9
Calidore String Quartet: February 21, 2021 at 3pm (Central Time)
CMS Front Row National is a series of programs, expertly curated by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, to celebrate chamber music at its finest. San Antonio Chamber Music Society is proud to be a CMS Front Row National Broadcast Sponsor.
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The Calidore String Quartet has been praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” The Los Angeles Times described the quartet as “astonishing,” their playing “shockingly deep,” approaching “the kind of sublimity other quartets spend a lifetime searching” and praised its balance of “intellect and expression.” The Washington Post has said that “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one.
Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program.
Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 80
Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77
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