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Recommending: Calder Quartet

Calder Quartet with Andrew WK (from Facebook)

We saw Calder Quartet play two really great pieces of music this weekend at the Portland Central Library at a free event put on by Friends of Chamber Music (and hey, we're all friends of chamber music, aren't we?). They are playing two shows this week at PSU, the second of which I'm recommending as they are playing a piece by one of my favorite composers, Leoš Janáček.

Leoš Janáček with his wife in 1881 (from Wikipedia)

They are also doing one of the pieces they performed at the Library, Fred Frith's Lelekovice (1991), that was compelling, kinetic and definitely worth experiencing in-person.

Tickets & information here:

Calder Quartet
Mon & Tue, March 14 & 15, 7:30 pm
Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University

Monday program
Haydn | Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33 No. 2 "The Joke"
Jacob ter Veldhuis | Quartet No. 3 "There must be some way out of here"
Schubert | Quartet in G Major , D. 887

Tuesday program
Janáček | Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"
Fred Frith | Lelekovice, Op. 20
Beethoven | Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso"

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