8 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Calidore String Quartet , Russian National Orchestra
The New York Times

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET at Town Hall (Feb. 17, 2 p.m.). What a fine series the bargain-basement Peoples’ Symphony has put together this season, particularly in terms of leading pianists and string quartets. And this foursome is certainly among them. Recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant last year, they will play recent quartets by Hannah Lash and Caroline Shaw alongside Haydn’s Quartet in F (Op. 77, No. 2) and Beethoven’s Quartet in C sharp minor (Op. 131).

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA at David Geffen Hall (Feb. 20, 8 p.m.). Nothing more imaginative than an all-Rachmaninoff program is on offer here, but from an orchestra with a unique sound and personality. Kirill Karabits conducts the “Symphonic Dances” and the Piano Concerto No. 2; Mikhail Pletnev is the soloist.
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