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Gig Alert: Gloria Cheng featuring The Calder Quartet

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Calder Quartet
"Arcadiana, Op. 12 - VI. O Albion," by Thomas Adès
Glora Cheng plays with the Calder Quartet at: Le Poisson Rouge
(158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village)
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As far as classical string quartets go, the four gentlemen of the Calder Quartet are as close as it comes to rock stars. They’ve played on three of the big late-night television shows, toured with party-rocker Andrew WK, and recorded with the indie rock band Vampire Weekend. At the same time, the Julliard-trained quartet is favored by living classical composers Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès, and is the ensemble in residence at Carlsbad, the alternative classical music festival. Tonight at Le Poisson Rouge, the music of Adès is on the program, alongside pieces by Boulez, Stravinsky and Messiaen. Gloria Cheng, a contemporary classical diva in her own right, plays with the Calder Quartet tonight.


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Comments [2]

Jack Kenny from Kitchen

Thank you for the music, all of it. Please tell me the composer of today's composition (January 5 2011).

Jan. 05 2011 10:05 PM
Mary Madigan from Brooklyn, NY

A formidable and exciting line-up of performers and music indeed!
As the producer of this program, I am delighted to report that an enthusiastic audience is building.
Here's a preview of the program:

(le) Poisson Rouge
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 7:00pm

Gloria Cheng, piano, and the Calder Quartet


Claude Vivier Pianoforte, for solo piano (1975), N.Y. premiere
Kaija Saariaho Ballade, for solo piano (2005) and Prelude, for solo piano (2007)
Pierre Boulez Une page d'éphéméride, for solo piano (2005), N.Y. premiere
Olivier Messiaen Selections from Huit Préludes, for solo piano (1929)


Daniel Strong Godfrey Night Walk, for solo piano (2010), N.Y. premiere
Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet (1918)
Thomas Adès Mazurkas, Op. 27, for solo piano (2009)
Adès Piano Quintet (2000)

Jan. 05 2011 12:52 AM

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