The Calidore String Quartet will perform at the Ravinia Festival this week on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm. They return after their debut appearance at the Festival, in which they joined the Emerson Quartet in a performance of the Mendelssohn Octet. Their program this year features quartets from Beethoven’s early, middle, and late phases: Quartet No. 6 “La Malinconia,” Quartet No. 10 “Harp,” and Quartet No. 15 in A minor.
Their recent CD release of late Beethoven Quartets has been met with high critical praise. The BBC Music Magazine wrote: “The players have clearly thought long and hard about these masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire, and they have produced performances that can stand comparison with the best.” The quartet will continue to perform the complete cycle. The next opportunity to hear them will be at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival this July and August, with six performances of Beethoven Quartets.