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Beethoven and Beyond

Calder Quartet

Shining new light on string classics.


Winthrop Hall, UWA

Tickets $25–$144

  • Classical Music

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Shining new light on string classics.

The LA-based Calder Quartet are in demand all over the world, collaborating with artists across genres – from classical, contemporary and rock music to visual arts. The Calder’s fresh take on string music makes the familiar seem new.

Over three concerts at Winthrop Hall, this innovative ensemble explore a new frontier of the string quartet, performing Beethoven’s profoundly beautiful compositions alongside new and unexpected works. Doing justice to the iconic Beethoven repertoire is a feat for any seasoned ensemble, but the Quartet’s seamless transition to contemporary works is pure genius.


Program 1
Fri 17 Feb, 6pm
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18
ADES The Four Quarters
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127

Program 2
Sat 18 Feb, 5pm
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 4, Op. 18
SALONEN Homunculus
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115
featuring Ashley Smith, clarinet

Program 3
Sun 19 Feb, 5pm
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 6, Op. 18
HILLBORG Kongsgaard Variations
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131



Classical Music Program Associate Yarmila Alfonzetti speaks about Chamber Music Series and the sublime music you will hear at the performances. 

Dates, Times & Access

Winthrop Hall, UWA

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