Calder Quartet to begin Broad Stage residency next year

The Calder Quartet, which includes USC Thornton Strings alumni Benjamin Jacobson (BM ’01, MM ’07) and Andrew Bulbrook (BM, ’02), violin, violist Jonathan Moerschel (BM ’01, MM ’03), and cellist Eric Byers (BM, ’03), will become Artists in Residence at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica next year. The ensemble will present three concerts in March, April, and May of 2017, performing six of Beethoven’s string quartets, as well as newly commissioned works by Christopher Cerrone, Thornton Composition faculty member Ted Hearne, and alumnus Andrew McIntosh (GCRT ’12, early music).

The ensemble, which served as the “house quartet” during the the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival at USC Thornton in May, recently concluded an acclaimed two year residency at the Transformer Station in Cleveland.

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