Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents Emerson String Quartet With Calidore String Quartet, 2/8

The Emerson String Quarte t, one of the giants of the classical music world and a cornerstone of the Center's annual Chamber Series, is joined by the exceptional young Calidore String Quartet to perform works from th e string quintet, sextet and octet repertories on Thursday, February 8 at 7 : 45 p.m. in Samueli Theater. "

The Emerson " have performed at the Center nearly every season for more than 25 years and its members have acted as mentors for the Calidore, which has won nearly every major chamber music prize available, including the inaugural M - Prize International Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. The performance will include First Essay : Nimrod by American compos er, musician and vocalist Caroline Adelaide Shaw, the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Also on the program will be works by Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Dimitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn.

Single tickets start at $ 4 9 and are now available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling ( 714 ) 556 - 2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at ( 714 ) 755 - 0236. Segerstrom Center fo r the Arts applauds the Colburn Foundation for its support of the Chamber Music Series and its corporate partners including Kia Motors America, Official Automotive Partner ; United Airlines, Official Airline ; and Omaha Steaks International, Official Fine Fo od Retailer.

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