Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You

Millennials can play classical music, too

click to enlarge Calidore String Quartet - The Palladium Theater
The Palladium Theater
Calidore String Quartet


The majority of us probably don’t correlate chamber music as hot or fierce, but the Calidore String Quartet is challenging the stereotype. They will be performing

click to enlarge Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You - The Palladium Theater
The Palladium Theater
Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You
this week as the finale to the Palladium Chamber Players Series and Jeff Multer, PCP’s concertmaster, anticipates an exciting show. For classical music novices like myself, chamber music is a style of classical music composed for a small group of instruments. NOT to be confused (like I was before interviewing Multer) with orchestra music, which incorporates a conductor and larger scale and range of instruments.

Calidore String Quartet 
$22-$30. April 12, 7:30 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburgmy palladium.org.

click to enlarge Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You - The Palladium Theater
The Palladium Theater
Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You
Multer told me that PCP is a group of high-level musicians he assembled and formed mostly coming from New York City. Their season is almost ending, but PCP is happy to feature Calidore as the last performance in this season’s series. Calidore, according to Multer, gives an incredible concert and is quickly gaining world fame. The quartet includes Estelle Choi on the cello, Jeffrey Myers on violin, Jeremy Berry on viola and Ryan Meehan, St. Pete's native, also on violin. PCP's own pianist, Jeewon Park, will guest with the group. Multer’s final words were that his goal as an artistic director is to commit the music that people want to hear.

click to enlarge Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You - The Palladium Theater
The Palladium Theater
Hot and Fierce String Quartet Coming to a Chamber Near You
This is your chance to see Calidore String Quartet before they’re headlining world tours. Normally, tickets for this show would cost around $300... but PCP tickets start at $22. Don’t miss out on the chance to say, “I saw them first.” 

P.S., Multer may have slipped that he’s about to announce next season’s dates, so keep your eyes and ears open.

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