Program to include:
String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 10
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden)
The Calder Quartet is at the vanguard of an exhilarating new generation of American string quartets breathing renewed life into classic repertoire and forging new paths forward through close relationships with living composers. The Los Angeles-based ensemble, fresh off its post as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, returns to Cal Performances for Schubert's masterful rumination on mortality, the Death and the Maiden quartet; and a rarely performed Schoenberg quartet featuring soprano. "These four players exuded a kind of rapture in which they were very much in tune with not only the pulse on the page or the score's moody melodies and richly somber harmonies, but also of each other" (Los Angeles Times).