The Calder's passionate engagement with the music was notable; so was their pinpoint control and near-flawless execution.
Sunday, January 27, 4:00pm
*****Glaser Center, Santa Rosa*****
The Calder Quartet, called "outstanding" and "superb" by the New York Times, 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 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.
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, dance, and visual arts; and in venues ranging from art galleries and rock clubs to Carnegie and Walt Disney concert halls. Inspired by innovative American artist Alexander Calder, the Calder Quartet's desire to bring immediacy and context to the works they perform, creates an artfully crafted musical experience. For the Redwood Arts Council, they will present an intriguing program of Andrew Norman, Ravel, and Bartok.