The Calder Quartet at the Museum
Thanks to the Fairbanks Concert Association for sharing their artists with the wider community in unique and surprising ways. Like the Calder Quartet preview at the University of Alaska Museum of the North on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Visitors were treated to a spontaneous performance in front of our Alaska Range viewing window on a spectacularly sunny day.
The Calder Quartet is an innovative ensemble that works outside the comfort zone of classical music, collaborating with avant-garde artists like the Airborne Toxic Event as well as modern composers.
The Calder Quartet visited Fairbanks for FCA's 2010-11 season. While at the museum, they performed excerpts from several modern compositions, nothing more than forty years old, sampling the works of composers Philip Glass, Fred Frith and Jacob TV.
Andrew Quainton, Membership Coordinator at the museum, said the performance was a Rothko Chapel-like moment, a meditative and transformative experience. "It was perfect in every possible way."
Photos copyright 2011, Jake Sirevaag Photography