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David Finckel & Wu Han

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

David Finckel and Wu Han “explode on the stage, exuding not only glamour and theatrical flair but also superb musical insight. The audience’s thrill is twofold” (The Washington Post). The artists present a program they have selected to illuminate the theme of German Mastery. From Beethoven’s incredibly lyrical Opus 69, composed at the height of … Continue reading David Finckel & Wu Han

REBEL

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

Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel, REBEL is pronounced like the verb, not the noun…which makes sense, considering how this award-winning ensemble opens wide a dazzlingly authentic ‘picture window’ to the baroque era… a window both musical and visual as for this performance REBEL will be joined by baroque dancers Paige Whitley-Bauguess … Continue reading REBEL

The Pražák Quartet and The Zemlinsky Quartet

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

Every musical configuration, be it vocal or instrumental, choral or symphonic, chamber or solo, is a distinctive window of the soul. The string octet is one of the more unusual windows, and the Pražák and Zemlinsky Quartets are joining together to explore the view. Throughout Coleman’s years, the Gade octet will be heard by our … Continue reading The Pražák Quartet and The Zemlinsky Quartet

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

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

Hailed by the Manchester Evening News as "arguably the best ensemble of its kind in the world" and by the Glasgow Herald as "breathtakingly perfect. . .an astonishing experience," the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet performs in concert halls worldwide, though this concert will be part of its final North American tour. The Quintet members enjoy … Continue reading Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Escher String Quartet with David Speltz, cello

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

Like its namesake, graphic artist M.C. Escher, the Quartet creates its own "impossible constructions," simultaneously showcasing each instrument's part while melding them into one, offering audiences unusual views and new perspectives. As The Guardian noted, the ensemble's members display "fabulous unanimity, tonal warmth and care over detail." David Speltz Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of … Continue reading Escher String Quartet with David Speltz, cello

Quator Danel

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

New York's Grand Central Terminal is renowned for its enormous windows. Few know though, that there are secret walkways within those windows, unless they invest in a tour. Coleman is something of a musical central terminal – providing access to one window of wonder after another. This season, our series finale is a 'secret' quartet. … Continue reading Quator Danel