Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents Calidore String Quartet

Calidore String Quartet. Courtesy photo


Santa Fe Pro Musica continues its 35th season with a concert featuring the Calidore String Quartet performing Mozart’s soulful String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421, a new work by the Pulitzer Prize winning American composer Caroline Shaw, and concluding with Dvořák’s beloved “American” quartet, the String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96. The Calidore String Quartet will also provide a free masterclass for area musicians and music lovers.

The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Ave. in Santa Fe. Tickets are available at Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 505.988.4640 ext. 1000 and Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic 505. 988.1234, or online at and

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the Calidore String Quartet in a free master class for musicians, music students and the general public. String ensembles from the University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program will perform for members of the Calidore Quartet, who will impart their suggestions, wisdom, and experiences, working with the students in front of an actively engaged audience. This give-and-take between audience, students and masters is always lively and inspiring. The master class is at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 5 in the St. Francis Auditorium.

The Calidore String Quartet was recently appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2016 through 2019 seasons. They just won the coveted $100,000 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition (2016) and the BBC Next Generation Artist (2016-2018). They have also won the 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and Grand Prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake and Yellow Springs competitions, plus awards in the ARD Munich International String Quartet and Hamburg International Chamber Music competitions. They are the Visiting Guest Artists at the University of Delaware and Artists-in-Residence at the University of Michigan. Their name is an amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”) and is homage to the diversity of culture and strong support it receives from its home, Los Angeles, in the Golden State of California.