Release: Calder Quartet Performs Beethoven, Janáček, Bjarnason, and Norman


Calder Quartet Performs Beethoven, Janáček, Bjarnason, and Norman

La Jolla, C.A.—The “outstanding” and “superb” (New York Times) Calder Quartet returns to ArtPower at UC San Diego on Saturday, January 23, at 8 p.m. “One of America’s most satisfying and enterprising quartets,” (Los Angeles Times), Calder Quartet is the choice ensemble for many leading composers and known for their broad repertoire. The program will include string quartet favorites: Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Opus 127; along with 21st century works: Daníel Bjarnason’s Stillshot and Andrew Norman’s Sabina. The evening performance is part of ArtPower’s chamber music series and takes place at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego, with a pre-performance ArtTalk with the artists at 7 p.m. at The Loft. Tickets for event are $36–54 and can be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at

Named after the American artist Alexander Calder and winners of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Calder Quartet brings fresh curiosity to the diverse repertoire they perform. The quartet formed at University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and continued their study under Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory of Music as well as Juilliard School. Calder Quartet has been featured on various popular TV shows and launched a non-profit in 2011 to facilitate their collaboration with the Getty Museum, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the Barbican Centre in London.

About the Chamber Music Series
The UC San Diego campus community has always enjoyed chamber music performances, a tradition established by many of our founding faculty members. The origins of our Chamber Music series have their roots in the university concert series inaugurated in 1963. In 1996, Robert and Sonia Hamburger, both avid chamber music supporters and both on the faculty at UC San Diego, established the Hamburger Endowment Fund. When ArtPower was created in 2004, the Chamber Music series became an integral part of the program.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.