mannes school of music's schneider concerts Series presents new york debut of the callisto string quartet

Repertoire includes Schubert, Bartok, Beethoven, and a Francisco Coll premiere

Callisto String Quartet

NEW YORK, November 7, 2018 – On Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. the Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s Mannes School of Music, presents the Callisto String Quartet in their New York Debut in a program of Schubert, Bartok, Beethoven, and a Francisco Coll premiere.

The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street. Visit or call (212) 229-5873 for tickets and information.

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Callisto String Quartet
Franz Schubert String Quartet in C Minor D 703 (1820)
Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 6 (1939)
Francisco Coll Cantos (2017) – NY Premiere
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 (1806)

Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission

Single tickets on sale now
$18 single ticket general admission
$16 single ticket seniors 65+ and people with disabilities
$ 5.00 standby, students 30 and younger with school ID
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Grand prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Callisto Quartet was formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music and brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians who share a love for chamber music. Highlights of the quartet’s achievements include recognition as a top prize winner at the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition where it was the only North American quartet selected to compete. Additionally, the Callisto was a prizewinner at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has participated and performed in many renowned chamber music festivals such as the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Shouse Institute, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute. Upcoming engagements in the 2018-2019 season include debuts in New York City on the Schneider Concert Series as well as at the Ravinia Festival.

Hailed in The New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for six decades, The New School’s Mannes School for Music’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. The series’ remarkable history includes the New York debuts of pianist Peter Serkin and the Dover, Calidore, Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer String Quartets and TASHI. Artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Yo Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia were introduced to New York audiences early in their careers. The series was founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts by violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, who led the series until his death in 1993, at which time the series was renamed The Schneider Concerts in his honor. Artistic leadership is now under the auspices of a committee of ten noted musicians: John Dalley, Pamela Frank, Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony McGill, Kurt Muroki, Tara O’Connor, and Arnold Steinhardt. The 2018-19 Schneider Concerts season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Now in its second century as a dynamic musical center, Mannes School of Music is a standard bearer for innovative artistry, dedicated to developing citizen artists who engage their communities and the world through music. Through its undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, and preparatory programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. As part of The New School’s College of Performing Arts, together with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama, Mannes makes its home on The New School’s Greenwich Village campus in a state-of-the-art facility at the newly renovated Arnhold Hall.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


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