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The Calidore String Quartet made its debut in January at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater.

Feb. 14: Calidore String Quartet to perform

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Acclaimed quartet to perform works by Mozart, Janacek, Beethoven

The Calidore String Quartet, fresh from an acclaimed debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, will present a concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware in Newark. 

Patrick Rucker, music critic at The Washington Post, hailed the quartet’s performance at the Kennedy Center earlier this month. He said the Calidore String Quartet is “part of a groundswell of superbly trained, vibrant young string quartets… whose uncompromising standards have invigorated the classical music scene in recent years.”

In addition, Rucker wrote: “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one. Having heard them, I’m convinced that, if placed in different rooms but within earshot, they could begin and end a complicated late Beethoven quartet in perfect accord. Their delivery is relaxed and perfectly natural, creating a soundscape that the audience beheld in breathless silence. They seem to love their instruments, rather than forcing them or tearing them up. But make no mistake, this simplicity of utterance conveys a complete, complex and powerful message. The grateful audience left enriched and, I suspect, a little more human than it arrived. The Calidore Quartet is something else.”

The Feb. 14 concert at UD will feature works by Mozart, Janáček and Beethoven. The performance is part of the Sublime Strings series, and tickets can be purchased in advance at the REP box office. A Champagne and Chocolate reception to meet the artists will be held after the Feb. 14 concert in the Roselle Center lobby.




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