Prize winning string quartet to perform at Pitt State 

From Carnegie Hall to McCray Hall, the Calidore String Quartet will perform at Pittsburg State University on Friday, Feb. 17, as part of the Department of Music’s Solo & Chamber Music Series. 

The quartet has been praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.”  

In recent seasons, they have performed at major venues around the world including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.  

The quartet was founded at the Colburn School in Los Angeles in 2010. Within two years, the ensemble had won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions.  

An amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), the ensemble’s name represents its reverence for the diversity of culture and the strong support it received from its original home, Los Angeles, California, the “golden state.”  

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. 

Tickets are free for full-time PSU students and are $10-$15 for the public.  

Tickets can be picked up or purchased at the PSU Ticket Office in 107 Garfield Weede Building, or online at, or by calling 620-235-4796. 

— News release from Pittsburg State University —