Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Calidore Quartet

Festival Concert 4

June 19, 2021

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

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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 Artistic 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.


Calidore Quartet | Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

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


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