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Calidore String Quartet with Xavier Foley, double bass

Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 7:30pm CST

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello; Xavier Foley, double bass

Praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct,” the Calidore String Quartet is the recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and Grand Prize winner of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition. Highlights of their 2021-22 season included returns to Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and debuts at the Library of Congress, 92nd Street Y, and Harvard University, as well as in The Hague and Antwerp. Recent collaborations have included the Emerson Quartet and pianists Jeffrey Kahane, Henry Kramer, and Gabriel Fahnenstiel. Joining the quartet is double bassist Xavier Foley, a fellow Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artist Auditions. Foley has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Sphinx Symphony, and Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall. Also a composer, he was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization to write a new work titled For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra.

Wynton Marsalis, At the Octoroon Balls 
Bedřich Smetana, String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor (“From My Life”)  
Antonín Dvořák, String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 972-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.