Sept. 28 concert to feature U.S. premiere of work by prize-winning composer
Calidore String Quartet returns to the University of Delaware this
month, the musicians are bringing some of their most talented friends
The quartet will open its season with a concert at 8 p.m., Friday,
Sept. 28, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts on
the Newark campus.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw will be joining the quartet on campus for the U.S. premiere of her piece Three Essays.
Calidore performed the premiere of “First Essay, Nimrod” in 2016, and
the world premiere in London this summer added “Second Essay, Echo.”
“Third Essay, Ruby” completes the piece.
Calidore String Quartet
Shaw and Calidore cellist Estelle
Choi have known each other since graduate school, and for the quartet,
working with a living composer, and a friend, allows for more
“Caroline knows our playing style, and she was open to suggestions,”
says Ryan Meehan, Calidore violinist, “and having known Caroline for so
long, we know what sounds she’s looking for. Sometimes it’s folksy—like a
fiddle—and sometimes it’s more baroque.”