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Dover Quartet

Caltech's Beckman Auditorium 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena

As Strings Magazine observed after this “young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker) won every prize at the Banff Competition, received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and was named a Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, the Dover Quartet’s ascent to chamber music’s uppermost firmament has been “practically meteoric.” The Dover Quartet, whose name pays tribute … Continue reading Dover Quartet

Calidore String Quartet

Caltech's Beckman Auditorium 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena

Its name is a tribute to its original home, an amalgam of California and doré, which is French for “golden,” as in the Golden State. Within two years of its founding at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually every U.S. chamber music competition (including … Continue reading Calidore String Quartet

Pražák Quartet

Caltech's Beckman Auditorium 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena

BBC Music Magazine noted that “The Pražák Quartet's...playing is not only dramatic, but astonishingly beautiful...These are truly remarkable performances which stand with the very finest."

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

A reviewer for The Globe & Mail wrote that “ audience just stayed put, unwilling or unable to leave … I’ve never quite seen anything like it.”

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble

Caltech's Beckman Auditorium 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena

Pianist and conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips joins these artists to make music that the Washington Post has called “luminous, often breathtaking.” Sharing these experiences with audiences is what the Milwaukee Sentinel wonderfully described as “good reason to turn off the stereo and go to a real live concert.”

David Finckel, Wu Han, and Philip Setzer

Caltech's Beckman Auditorium 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena

The stellar musicians in this trio shine equally brightly. Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han are the music directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; violinist Philip Setzer is a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, as was David Finckel. “Their ensemble is seamless,” said the Washington Post. In addition to … Continue reading David Finckel, Wu Han, and Philip Setzer