Continuing a two-year residency at The Broad Stage, Calder Quartet lends its musical talents to an afternoon of improvised zaniness with Los Angeles’ famed improvisational troupe Impro Theatre. Children of all ages will be amazed by what unfolds when the wit and energy of Impro Theatre is combined with the dynamic music of Calder Quartet, and inspired by the imaginations of young audience members. This all-new, completely improvised story has never been and will never be seen again.
Calder Quartet, performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. The group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or sold-out rock shows with bands like The National or The Airborne Toxic Event. The quartet regularly conducts master classes and has been featured in this capacity at the Colburn School (where the quartet was in residence for three years), the Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory, and USC Thornton School of Music.
Impro Theatre creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest playwrights, authors, and composers. With no pre-planning or prepared scenarios, the performers combine verbal dexterity and dynamic physicality to bring character and plot to life in an instant, making each Impro Theatre show unique and unlike any other theatrical experience.
The performance will be Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St.
Tickets are $15-25. Visit www.thebroadstage.com or call (310) 434-3200 for more information.