Calidore Strings Quartet Performs in Escondido on January 27th


Escondido, Ca. – January 11, 2019 – Chamber ensembles, Calidore String Quartet comes to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, January 27, 2019 starting at 3:30pm in the Center Theater.

The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) has won them accolades across the globe and firmly established them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today.

After their Kennedy Center debut, the Washington Post proclaimed that “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one…The grateful audience left enriched and, I suspect, a little more human than it arrived.”

The Calidore String Quartet – violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi – have garnered the most prestigious prizes for chamber music in North America and Europe especially with their most recent award of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

The group has made international headlines as the winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 and inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. Also in 2016, the quartet became the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artistsan honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts and appearances in Britain’s most prominent venues and festivals.

Most recently in 2017, the Calidore Strings Quartet was honored with the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.


HAYDN (1732-1809)
Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Allegro moderato
Menuetto: Presto, ma non troppo
Finale: Vivace assai

J.S. BACH (1685-1750)
Selections from The Art of Fugue, BWV. 1080
Contrapunctus 1
Contrapunctus 2
Contrapunctus 4
Contrapunctus 8
Contrapunctus 9
Canon alla Ottava
Contrapunctus 14


BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo
Allegro molto vivace
Allegro moderato
Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Adagio quasi un poco andante

Tickets are on sale online at or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

Tickets for the show range from $35-$55 and the “After Show Meet & Greet is $100. Get more information about the show here:

About California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, the Center was chosen as one of fifteen cities from all over the country to be awarded a grant known as the Levitt AMP [Your City] grant. The Center received $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series, which is a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2018.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit


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