Benjamin Jacobson, Andrew Bulbrook, Jonathan Moerschel, and Eric Byers
Culver Center of the Arts
Friday, November 19, 2010, 8pm - 10pm
The Calder Quartet - Benjamin Jacobson, Andrew Bulbrook (violins), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), and Eric Byers (cello) - is a classical ensemble with a flair for modern compositions. The Calder is set to trump last season's heroic performance of Béla Bartók's string quartet cycle with another demanding performance featuring Christopher Rouse's scabrous String Quartet No 1 written in the centenary of Bartók's birth. This Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer's homage to Bartók, whom many consider the greatest twentieth-century quartet composer, emulates his signature expressivity and exhaustive emotion. The blistering and brooding chamber piece gets a fierce work-over as the quartet wrenches extraordinary sound out of their instruments in the service of the two composers they cherish.
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