CANCELED: Calidore String Quartet to make Penn State debut April 7 at Schwab

March 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This event has been canceled as a result of the statewide response to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Patrons who bought tickets to the performance will automatically receive refunds. 

The Arts Ticket Center’s two locations — at Eisenhower Auditorium and Penn State Downtown Theatre — are closed to the public. Patrons can contact a ticketing associate at 814‑863‑0255, between 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, or via email at artstix@psu.edu.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As part of its first visit to Penn State, Calidore String Quartet will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and contemporary composer Anna Clyne at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Schwab Auditorium.

The quartet’s concert will feature Beethoven’s Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5, and Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with “Grosse Fuge” Op. 133. The evening will also include “Breathing Statues,” a Clyne composition inspired by the “Grosse Fuge” and co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State through its membership in the national Music Accord consortium. The program coincides with the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth year.

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Within two years of its creation in 2010, Calidore String Quartet had won grand prizes in most of the major U.S. chamber music competitions. More recently, the ensemble garnered the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.

The quartet features violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry and cellist Estelle Choi. “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one,” wrote a Washington Post reviewer. “… The grateful audience left enriched and, I suspect, a little more human than it arrived.”

London-born Clyne is a Grammy-nominated “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods,” wrote a New York Times reporter. Clyne, who lives in the United States, has collaborated with cutting-edge choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers and musicians throughout the world.

Using an amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), Calidore’s name represents a reverence for the diversity of culture and the strong support it received from its home — Los Angeles, California, the “golden state.”

Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance, but the musicians will engage in a discussion with audience members after the concert.

Pamela M. Aikey sponsors the presentation. The Nina C. Brown Endowment provides support.

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    In its Penn State debut, Calidore String Quartet will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and “Breathing Statues,” a piece by English composer Anna Clyne co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State through its membership in the national Music Accord consortium.

    IMAGE: Jennifer Taylor

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Last Updated March 26, 2020