Wednesday, March 27, 2013

STRING QUARTET MAKES SHRIVER CONCERT SERIES DEBUT

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CALDER QUARTET

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 5:30 PM; PRE-CONCERT LECTURE Mr. Michael Kannen at 4:30 PM in the Clipper Room upstairs from the Shriver hall lobby
WHERE: 105 Shriver Hall,  3400 N. Charles Street,  Baltimore
TICKETS: $39; students $19

Hailed as “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, the Calder Quartet, named after the innovative American artist Alexander Calder, defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the work’s creator. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works—including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Ad├Ęs—the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it is Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or sold-out rock shows.

For their Shriver Hall Concert Series Debut, the Calder Quartet will play a typically compelling program of works by Andrew Norman, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Beethoven.

About the sponsor
Yale Gordon first sponsored a concert by an accomplished young artist in 1978. The following year, his Yale Gordon Foundation made its initial contribution to Shriver Hall Concert Series. The Foundation eventually evolved into The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust, which has been sponsoring annual Series concerts since 1986. The Yale Gordon Young Artist Concert features soloists or ensembles with great promise in the formative stages of their careers. Many of the artists who debuted at Shriver Hall through this concert have developed or already have international careers. The Board of Directors of the Series is deeply grateful to the Trust and its officials, Sidney Sherr and Loraine Bernstein, for their professionally delivered and warmly welcome assistance in making the Yale Gordon programs so successful over the years.