BILLBOARD – Craig Armstrong, Ennio Morricone, Timbaland Win Big At ASCAP Screen Music Awards

Director Oliver Stone, with whom Armstrong worked on the upcoming Snowden, as well as three past projects, including World Trade Center and the docu-series, The Untold History Of The United States, presented the award, along with ASCAP president Paul Williams. The Calder Quartet performed a selection of Armstrong’s music, while Lindsay Pearce sang “This Love,” written by Armstrong for Cruel Intentions. “Your music glows with a power that’s beyond words,” Stone said of Armstrong, but not before busting on how quiet the Scottish composer is.
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VARIETY – Craig Armstrong Honored With Career Tribute by ASCAP

The Armstrong tribute, which included poignant interpretations of Armstrong’s music for “Gatsby” and “Love Actually” by the Calder Quartet, was preceded by an equally moving paean to James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer behind such films as “Titanic” and “Braveheart” who died last June.

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WASHINGTON POST – Calder Quartet continues to inspire

Few string quartets can command the stage like the Calder Quartet. At the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Sunday afternoon, the California-based ensemble proved why it remains a must-hear on the concert circuit.

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THE GUARDIAN – Sound Unbound: ‘the intimacy of the experience took me by surprise’

A baroque encounter and a string quartet transport Anthony Uzarowski as he dips a toe into the world of classical music

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LOS ANGELES TIMES – A quirky thread runs through L.A. Phil Green Umbrella quartet program

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Near the end of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella program Tuesday night, three local string quartets were arrayed on a darkened Walt Disney Concert Hall stage for George Brecht’s String Quartet…

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STRINGS MAGAZINE – The Space Between the Notes

After an all-Mozart CD with pianist Anne-Marie McDer- mott, the hip, young, and outstanding Calder Quartet (violinists Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violist Jonathan Moerschel, and cellist Eric Byers) released an all Thomas Adès chamber-music CD, including the British composer’s first-ever work for string quartet, Arcadiana…

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NEW YORKER – Outsiders: The Ojai Music Festival

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