The CALDER QUARTET has worked and performed with everyone from pivotal modern composers Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, and Thomas Adés to indie rock bands The Airborne Toxic Event and Vampire Weekend. They also actively commission new works by young composers. To date, there are 10 original pieces written by young and emerging composers for the quartet.
The group has toured North America in concert with party rocker Andrew W.K. and been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Most recently, the Calder Quartet completed their first Bartok cycle to critical acclaim, were featured at the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville, premiered the Christopher Rouse quartet commissioned for them at the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas, and released a limited-edition vinyl of Terry Riley’s early works for the composer’s 75th birthday. In the next year, they will be performing at the Melbourne Music Festival, the Washington Performing Arts Society, and will make their Carnegie Hall debut in spring 2011.
The Calder Quartet regularly performs in world-famous venues including Disney Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s Konserthuset. They have been featured in print and on radio stations across the country including KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, WNYC’s Soundcheck, and LA’s KROQ.