Quatuor Diotima and Zodiac Trio Perform in California

January 18, 2017 | By Francerocks

Formed ten years ago under the guidance of renowned clarinetist David Krakauer and violinist Isodore Cohen at the Manhattan School of Music, the Zodiac Trio shortly thereafter became the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaÿe Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory.The Trio has since performed worldwide, including the Festival Radio France Montpellier, International Colmar Festival, the Oriental Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, Izumi Hall in Japan, and Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium in New York. Their performances have been broadcast by France 3 Television, Beijing’s CCTV News, Canada’s CBC Radio and Television, New York’s WXQR and WNYC, and WGBH’s Live from Frasier in Boston. Website

January 22 at 3:30PM
Coleman Concerts

Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Tickets

March 19
Fullerton Friends of Music

Sunny Hills High School
1801 Warburton Way
Fullerton, CA 92833
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Founded by laureates of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Diotima Quartet has gone on to become one of the world’s most in-demand ensembles. The name reflects the musical double identity of the group: the word Diotima is a reference to German Romantisism – Friedrich Hölderlin gave the name to the love of his life in his novel Hyperion – while it is also a nod to the music of our time, recalling Luigi Nono’s work Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima. In 2016, to celebrate 20 years since the quartet was formed, two recording events havebeen planned: firstly, a boxset dedicated to the Viennese School of Music, and secondly the release of a new series of contemporary composer portraits. The first in the collection is dedicated to the works of Miroslav Srnka, to be followed by those of Gérard Pesson, in collaboration with WDR Symphony Orchestra. Website

February 18 at 8PM
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA
Music of France
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February 19
Fullerton Friends of Music

Sunny Hills High School
1801 Warburton Way
Fullerton, CA 92833
Info

February 25 at 8PM
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica 

Santa Monica, CA
Music of Vienna
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