Tuesday, October 23, 2018



The Kreutzer Connection

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 27, 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center, 36 Madison Ave., Madison (on the campus of Drew University)
TICKETS: 3-Concert Subscription: $155; Single Ticket: $60; Groups of 10: $50 each

  • Beethoven - Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 95, “Serioso” (1810-11)
  • Prokofiev - Sarcasms, Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 17 (1912-14)
  • Janácek - Quartet No. 1 for Strings, “The Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
  • Kreutzer - Caprice No. 35 in E-flat Major for Violin (1796)
  • Beethoven - Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” (1802-03)

Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin; Calidore String Quartet; Ryan Meehan, Violin; Jeffrey Myers, Violin; Jeremy Berry, Viola; Estelle Choi, Cello

Angelo Xiang YuAbout Calidore Quartet

The Quartet is getting ready to release an album called “Resilience,” their debut for Signum, on October 12th. The album includes performances of quartets by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Golijov and Janáček exploring the human potential to create beauty, even in times of conflict. (Left:  Angelo Xiang Yu, a Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.)

The Quartet has been praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” and by the Los Angeles Times for its balance of “intellect and expression.” After their Kennedy Center debut the Washington Post proclaimed that “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one…The grateful audience left enriched and, I suspect, a little more human than it arrived.”

Calidore String QuartetThe Calidore String Quartet has enjoyed an impressive number of accolades, including a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. The Calidore made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. The quartet was also the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists. 2018-19 is the Calidore’s third year in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program.

Within two years of their founding in 2010, the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs competitions and captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.