THE BOSTON MUSIC INTELLIGENCER – Fab Four: Calder Quartet at Rockport

Last night four young guys in black suits, white shirts, and skinny black ties took the stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport: Benjamin Jacobson (first violin), Andrew Bulbrook (second violin), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), and Eric Byers (cello) are the Calder Quartet. The concert it presented was no less fabulous for its wielding different axes from that earlier Fab Four. With established works by Mozart and Mendelssohn bracketing newer commissions by Adès and Norman (and an encore), the Calder Quartet gave spirited and energetic readings as part of its ongoing efforts to re-imagine a string quartet for the 21st century.

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