Jan. 27: The Calder Quartet at the Glaser Center


The Calder Quartet started young. In college, the four connected well enough to take risks beyond the standard chamber music repertoire, and like well-known contemporaries the Kronos Quartet, they work with new composers, rock groups and even Andrew W.K.—without sounding forced. They’re comfortable playing music from a hundred years ago written by candlelight as music written in a Portland basement last week, possibly also by candlelight. For their Santa Rosa appearance in conjunction with the Redwood Arts Council, the program includes Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, Bartok’s String Quartet no. 5 and the young composer Andrew Norman’s “. . . toward sunrise and the prime of light . . . ,” which premiered in October 2010. The Calder Quartet play Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 4pm. $25. 707.874.1124.

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