Calidore String Quartet Plays Beethoven
CALIDORE STRING QUARTET
JEFFREY MYERS, violin
RYAN MEEHAN, violin
JEREMY BERRY, viola
ESTELLE CHOI, cello
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor for Strings, D. 703 (1820)
Beethoven Quartet in A major for Strings, Op. 18, No. 5 (1799–1800)
Beethoven Quartet in E minor for Strings, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky” (1806)
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.” Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, the quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition. On June 12th they will present a special program for the audiences of Saratoga Springs, featuring works of Schubert and Beethoven.
“CMS at the Meadows” will take place rain or shine at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, under the High Tunnel greenhouse, a large outdoor event space. Performances will all be 90 minutes long with no intermission.