Calidore String Quartet

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publicity photo / Courtesy of VIVO Music Festival

Columbus’ annual VIVO Music Festival kicks off this week and, like just about everything else this year, it looks a little different.

In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the sixth season of the week-long festival launched Monday under the name VIVO Reimagined. For the past five seasons, VIVO’s annual festival has presented world-class chamber music concerts at venues around Columbus near the end of summer.

color photo of Jeff Myers and Siwoo Kim playing violins
publicity photo / Courtesy of Jeffrey Myers and Siwoo Kim

Many folks these days are finding ways to be productive while sheltering at home. New York City residents Jeffrey Myers and Siwoo Kim escaped New York’s COVID-19 crisis and headed to Columbus, where they made their time in self-quarantine count.

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You could travel the world and spend thousands of dollars and lots of time in airport lobbies to hear the world’s top chamber ensembles perform. Or you could stay right here in Columbus and go to the concerts on the Chamber Music Columbus series.

color photograph of Tom Vignieri, Deborah Price, the Calidore Quartet, and Jennifer Hambrick
Jeff Myers

The Classical 101 studio became Reunion Central Friday when the Calidore String Quartet, composer and former music director of NPR’s From the Top Tom Vignieri and Chamber Music Connection artistic director Deborah Price joined me for a performance and conversation live on Classical 101.

color photograph of the members of the Calidore String Quartet standing in a row wearing jeans and black shirts
Artist publicity photo / Calidore String Quartet Web site

Friday morning, a Columbus-born musician comes home to perform with his internationally acclaimed string quartet, and a great Columbus musical collaboration begins its second act - and all of it's live on Classical 101.

Calidore String Quartet
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The Calidore String Quartet will be in the Classical 101 studios to talk with Boyce Lancaster this morning at 9am.

They are part of a weekend series of performances in cooperation with Chamber Music Connection and Sunday at Central.

Calidore String Quartet and the CMC Conservatory Chamber Orchestra will perform Saturday February 7, at 3:pm at the Columbus Mennonite Church.