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Calidore Quartet

Festival Concert 4

June 19, 2021

Saturday | 7:30pm | Holley Hall
Streaming begins June 24

*Seating is very limited. Registration for in-person seating is closed.

The 2021 reimagined Festival closes with a performance by the astonishing Calidore String Quartet. Described by Gramophone as "the epitome of confidence and finesse," the award-winning quartet is joined by Festival Music Director Jeffrey Kahane in a performance of Schumann's exuberant Piano Quintet, Op. 44. The quintet is a "fiendishly difficult" work that Schumann dedicated to his wife, pianist Clara Schumann, who performed it frequently throughout her life. The Calidore String Quartet concludes the program with Mendelssohn's passionate String Quartet No. 6. A fierce tour de force for the string quartet, it was Mendelssohn's last major work, written in memory of his beloved sister Fanny and a deeply moving tribute from one gifted composer to another.

Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80


Ernest Kretzmer in loving memory of
Alisa Kretzmer

Title Sponsor of Sarasota Music Festival and Artistic Director, Jeffrey Kahane

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Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
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Presenting Sponsors:
Sue Robinson
Lois Stulberg

Co-producing sponsors:
Barbara Brizdle
Stephen Fillo and Jane C. Gould
Bernard Friedland in memory of Shirley Friedland

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Bette and Arn Hoffman
Marvin Kadesh and Marie Monsky
Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold
Dr. Natalie Norton
Hobart and Janis Swan

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