schneider concerts series presents the calidore string quartet and the abeo quartet

The quartets will perform a program of Mendelssohn, Strauss, Barber, and Lash

The Calidore String Quartet and Abeo Quartet

October 14, 2022, New York - On November 6th, 2022 at 2p.m. The Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s College of Performing Arts, presents the Calidore String Quartet and the Abeo Quartet in a program of Mendelssohn, Strauss, Barber, and Lash “How to Remember Seeds.” The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street.

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2pm
Calidore String Quartet and Abeo Quartet 
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Strauss: Sextet from Capriccio , Op. 85
Barber: String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
Lash: Quartet “How to Remember Seeds”

$20 general admission
$17 seniors 65+ and those with disabilities
$ 5 standby, students 30 and younger with school ID
For details and tickets, call (212) 229-5873 or  visit

Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize winner. The quartet was the first and only North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and serves on the University of Delaware music school faculty.

The 22-23 season includes debuts in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid, Vancouver and Key West. Concert activities include returns to Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center, Copenhagen, Florence, Montreal, St. Paul, Houston and Los Angeles. Collaborators this season include the Emerson Quartet, clarinetist Anthony McGill, bassist Xavier Foley, violist Matthew Lipman, harpist Bridget Kibbey and pianists Ivo Kahanek and Sophiko Simisive.

Founded at the Colburn School in 2010, within two years the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, and top prizes at the ARD International Music Competition (Munich), and Hamburg’s International Chamber Music Competition. An amalgamation of “California” and “Doré” (French for golden), the name Calidore represents the ensemble’s reverence for the diversity of culture and the strong support it received from its original home: Los Angeles, CA.

The Abeo Quartet, silver medal winner of the 2019 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, has been featured at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall and on WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces. The group is currently Graduate-String-Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Delaware’s School of Music, where it receives coaching from the Calidore Quartet. The Abeo Quartet will perform Han Lash’s String Quartet No. 1 “How to Remember Seeds,” which was  commissioned by the Schneider Concerts for its 60th anniversary season and received its World Premiere performance by the Calidore Quartet in 2017. Formed in 2018 at the Juilliard School, the quartet chose the name Abeo / ah - bey - oh / , representing an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect, to reflect their love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

Hailed in the New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for more than six decades, The New School’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. The series’ remarkable history includes dozens of celebrated New York debuts, including those of pianist Peter Serkin and the Guarneri, Cleveland, Vermeer, Dover, Calidore, Calder and Johannes String Quartets. Artists and ensembles such as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Pamelia Frank, and Murray Perahia were introduced to New York audiences early in their careers.

The College of Performing Arts at The New School (CoPA) was formed in 2015 and draws together the iconic Mannes School of Music, the legendary School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of creative excellence, the College of Performing Arts is a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, bold experimentation, innovative education, and world-class performances.

The over 1,100 students at CoPA are actors, performers, writers, improvisers, creative technologists, entrepreneurs, composers, arts managers, and multidisciplinary artists who believe in the transformative power of the arts for all people. Students and faculty at CoPA collaborate with colleagues across The New School in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, public policy, advocacy, and more. 

The curriculum at CoPA is dynamic, inclusive, and responsive to the changing arts and culture landscape. New degrees and coursework, like the new graduate degrees for Performer-Composers and Artist Entrepreneurs are designed to challenge highly skilled artists to experiment, innovate, and engage with the past, present, and future of their artforms. New York City’s Greenwich Village provides the backdrop for the College of Performing Arts, which is housed at Arnhold Hall on West 13th Street and the historic Westbeth Artists Community on Bank Street.


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