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Calidore String Quartet (Photo courtesy: CCAE)

First “Intimate Classics” Show Features Most Acclaimed Chamber Ensembles

Escondido CA— Chamber ensembles, Calidore String Quartet comes to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, January 27, 2019 starting at 3:30pm in the Center Theater.

The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) has won them accolades across the globe and firmly established them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today.

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.”

The Calidore String Quartet – violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi – have garnered the most prestigious prizes for chamber music in North America and Europe especially with their most recent award of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

The group has made international headlines as the winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 and inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. Also in 2016, the quartet became the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artistsan honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts and appearances in Britain’s most prominent venues and festivals.

Most recently in 2017, the Calidore Strings Quartet was honored with the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.

Show Program

Haydn (1732-1809)

Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2

Allegro moderato

Menuetto: Presto, ma non troppo


Finale: Vivace assai


J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Selections from The Art of Fugue, BWV. 1080

Contrapunctus 1

Contrapunctus 2

Contrapunctus 4

Contrapunctus 8

Contrapunctus 9

Canon alla Ottava

Contrapunctus 14


Beethoven (1770-1827)

Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo

Allegro molto vivace

Allegro moderato

Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile


Adagio quasi un poco andante


 Tickets are on sale online at artcenter.org or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

Tickets for the show range from $35-$55 and the “After Show Meet & Greet is $100.  Get more information about the show here: https://bit.ly/2AFXTL8