For the first time at Bainbridge State and in the state of Georgia, the Calidore String Quartet brought music education to the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center stage, as part of the second annual Carter Arts and Lecture Series.
Guests were introduced to French compositions that were related to the World War I era, educating them through a remarkable tribute to the composers as well as era. French composers such as Milhaud and Ravel, along with Hungarian composer, Bartok, were all featured during the performance.
The Calidore String Quartet has a mission that goes along with each performance they present to an audience. By having a strong emphasis in music, they use stages and auditoriums as their classroom to educate audiences through classical compositions such as the ones presented on Thursday evening.
As passionate supporters of music education, the Quartet is deeply committed to mentoring and educating young musicians, students and audiences. In Jan. 2014, they joined the faculty at the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute at the Colbum School. Most recently, they were selected by the Saint Lawrence String Quartet to conduct a two-week outreach residency of over twenty performances in the San Francisco area.
The Calidore String Quartet expressed their joy in performing for the Bainbridge State College community and the state of Georgia for the first time ever. After the performance, they mingled with the audience and talked with them about the importance of music education in communities.