Artists-in-Residence CALDER QUARTET Come to The Broad Stage in 2018

Artists-in-Residence CALDER QUARTET Come to The Broad Stage in 2018 The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents three concerts from Artists-in-Residence, Calder Quartet, on February 25, March 11 and April 29. This inventive and passionate quartet explores the profound beauty of Beethoven's String Quartets paired with classical and contemporary works. This will be the third and final year of the Calder Quartet residency at The Broad Stage.

The Calder Quartet was founded in 1998 at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. The members are Benjamin Jacobson (violin), Andrew Bulbrook (violin), Jonathan Moerschel (Viola) and Eric Byers (cello). The Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer's vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works, the group's distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform.

Winners of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, they are widely known for the discovery, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today's best emerging composers (over 25 commissioned works to date). The group continues to work and collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world, as well as rock and film/tv soundtracks, and in venues ranging from museums to Carnegie and the Hollywood Bowl. Inspired by innovative American artist Alexander Calder, the Calder Quartet's desire to bring immediacy and context to the works they perform creates an artfully crafted musical experience.

The New Yorker said, "[The Calder Quartet's] performances glow with Old World elegance, and with the constant sense of structure that the great European groups maintained; the precise intonation that modernist composers demand is delivered with sleek expressive intensity and euphonious tonal blend."

Tickets are on sale at online at and by calling 310-434-3200. The Calder Quartet Residency at The Broad Stage has been made possible in part through a generous grant from the Colburn Foundation.

Program (February 25)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13
Kurtág: Six Moment Musicaux for string quartet, Op. 44
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132

Program (March 11)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 "The Harp"
Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

Program (April 29)
Mozart: String Quintet in G minor, K.516
(with Paul Neubauer, viola)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130 (Finale)

About The Calder Quartet
Recent and upcoming highlights include Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, multiple performances at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Salzburg Festival, Donaueschingen Festival, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Tonhalle Zurich, IRCAM Paris, Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical Madrid, a residency at the Perth International Arts Festival and returns to Los Angeles' Disney Hall and the Ojai Music Festival on a program curated by Peter Sellars. Their long list of collaborators include the Cleveland Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, Thomas Adès, Peter Eötvös, Barbara Hannigan, Audrey Luna, Johannes Moser, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer and Danielle DeNiese.

The quartet has been featured in extremely popular TV shows such as the Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

In 2011 the Calder Quartet launched a non-profit dedicated to furthering its efforts in commissioning, presenting, recording, and education, collaborating with the Getty Museum, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the Barbican Centre in London. The Calder Quartet formed at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music and continued studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music with Ronald Leonard, and at the Juilliard School, receiving the Artist Diploma in Chamber Music Studies as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet. The quartet regularly conducts master classes and has taught at the Colburn School, the Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory and USC Thornton School of Music.

The Calder Quartet is represented exclusively worldwide by Intermusica.

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