SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Wittenberg University Department of Music and the Faculty Endowment Fund Board welcome acclaimed musical group The Calder Quartet for a guest artist recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in 300 Krieg Hall on campus.
The Calder Quartet, the resident string quartet of the graduate program at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, will perform with pianist Christopher Durrenberger, associate professor of music at Wittenberg. The program will include String Quartet in g minor, op. 10 by Claude Debussy, and Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34 by Johannes Brahms.
The Calder Quartet has won over critics around the country. The group, which takes its name from the American sculptor and mobile artist Alexander Calder, made its professional debut at the 2004 Aspen Festival. The quartet played before a sold-out crowd in New York during the Schneider Concerts Series in November 2003 and was nominated by L.A. Weekly for Outstanding Classical Music Ensemble/Performer 2004.
Locally, The Calder Quartet won second prize in the 2004 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. Durrenberger met the group’s members at that event and helped arrange to bring them back to Ohio for the Wittenberg concert and a performance at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dayton at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at (937) 327-7341.
Marj Newman, Office of University Communications, wrote this release.
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