Acclaimed Calidore String Quartet Holds Concert

As Part Of The Asheville Chamber Music Series

Staff Report

Asheville – The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present the acclaimed Calidore String Quartet (CSQ), in concert on Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm. The concert welcomes the acclaimed ensemble to Asheville and will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville at 1 Edwin Place in Asheville.

The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) has won them accolades across the globe and firmly established them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. The Quartet made international headlines as the winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 and inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world.

“The Calidore String Quartet—Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violins, Jeremy Berry, viola, and Estelle Choi, cello—demonstrated its splendidly matched tone, sounding like a single instrument instead of four.” – New York Classical Review

The Friday, November 30 program will include:
Haydn: Quartet in C major, Op. 20 No. 2
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 “Ist es Wahr?”
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130
Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Op. 133

For well over half a century the ACMS has taken its place as a valued cultural resource in Asheville, bringing world-renowned chamber artists to the city.  As one of the nation’s oldest continuous performing chamber music organizations, it has been recognized for its outstanding programs and for its unique education component through a collaboration with the strings program of the Asheville Buncombe Schools and other cultural partners in the community, including the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Tickets are $40 general admission. Youth under 25 are free. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the ACMS website: or call (828) 575-7427 or email


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