The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present The Calidore String Quartet in virtual concerts aired Friday, November 20 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 22 at 3 PM. All the programs can be viewed on the ACMS website and YouTube.

Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).

This performance, entitled “Schubert in Bohemia” has been recorded exclusively for ACMS and includes: FRANZ SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 15 in G major D. 887, LEOS JANACEK: Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer”, and ANTONIN DVORAK: Quartet in F major, Op. 96, “American”.

For well over half a century the ACMS has taken its place as a valued cultural resource in Asheville, bringing world-renowned chamber artists to the city. As one of the nation’s oldest continuous performing chamber music organizations, it has been recognized for its outstanding programs and for its unique education component through a collaboration with the strings program of the Asheville Buncombe Schools and other cultural partners in the community, including the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Tickets are free or by-donation. The suggested donation per ticket is $40. To sign up to see the performances or for more information please visit the ACMS website: www.AshevilleChamberMusic.org or call (828) 774-7029 or email support@AshevilleChamberMusic.org

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