The Calder Quartet will replace the Minetti Quartet, which will not be able to fly to Hawaii for their Honolulu Chamber Music Series concert on Friday, March 6, at the Doris Duke Theatre.

The Calder Quartet has been called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times. Many leading composers choose them to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès. The group premiered a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang with Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Winners of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, they are known for the discovery, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers (over 25 commissioned works to date). They continue to collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world, as well as rock and visual arts.

Inspired by innovative American artist Alexander Calder, they’ve performed at top halls and festivals across the globe including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Washington Performing Arts Society, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Hollywood Bowl.

The Calder Quartet has toured across North America with So Percussion, and with rockers Andrew W.K. and The Airborne Toxic Event. The quartet has been featured on 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.


Andrew Norman: “Sabina”
Benjamin Britten: Quartet #2
Beethoven: Opus 131

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Pre-concert talk with the artists at 6:30 p.m.

Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Tickets are now on sale at the Honolulu Museum of Art front desk, and online here.

Free parking at 1035 Kinau Street next to Victoria Street.