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'Cutting edge' Calder Quartet to perform at Connecticut College Nov. 13

NEW LONDON, Conn. - OnStage at Connecticut College presents the Calder Quartet on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in John C. Evans Hall. Inspired by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder and traditional quartet groups, Calder Quartet has also been influenced by modern artists, such as Bob Dylan. Its approach to mixing genres has gained it the reputation for being "cutting edge." The evening's program will include work by Franz Schubert, Igor Stravinsky and Leoš Janácek.

This year has been eventful for the group's two violinists, violist and cellist. The group has performed on "The Tonight Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and has also collaborated with various artists, including Terry Riley and Andrew W.K. The Los Angeles Times said of the group, "Calder takes its place as one of America's most satisfying-and most enterprising-quartets."

Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 439-ARTS. OnStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from Citizens Bank, Chubb Federal Insurance Company, The Day and Charter Oak Credit Union.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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November 2, 2009