Calder Quartet & Marcus Thompson, viola
July 10, 2014
Hailed by The New York Times as “outstanding…superb,” the Calder Quartet defies boundaries by performing a broad range of repertoire. The group’s distinctive approach and musical curiosity has brought them recognition for the discovery, commissioning, and recording of some of today’s best emerging composers, including Thomas Adès, Terry Riley, and Christopher Rouse. They are the first quartet in two decades to have a work written for them by composer Christopher Rouse which was featured in their release Transfiguration.
In this concert, the Quartet is joined by violist and MIT music faculty member Marcus Thompson to perform works by Mozart, Webern, Brahms, and Don Davis’s Vexed.