|Kadima String Quartet
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA
Web site: http://www.kadimaconservatory.com
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The Kadima String Quartet’s repertoire is notable for its diversity with a palette ranging from Mozart to Led Zeppelin. New works by several contemporary composers have been commissioned specifically for the Quartet including a commission by 20th Century Fox. They are featured performers in a variety of chamber music series throughout the greater Los Angeles area including, “Music at the Mansion” in Beverly Hills, the Culver City Chamber Series, Concerts at One, The Gateways Performance Series, and the Kadima Conservatory Community Concert Music Series. They are also heard in DVD’s and films, including “The Hebrew Hammer” and “For a Good Time Call.”
The Kadima String Quartet currently sits in residence at the Kadima Conservatory of Music, and the City of San Fernando. The Quartet places an emphasis on their pedagogical role as well as their role as professional musicians structuring their work around the motto “You play, and you pass it on”.
As educators, they are actively involved in music education and developing outreach programs in the Southern California area, specifically in partnership with the Kadima Conservatory, Cal Poly Pomona, Kittridge Elementary School, Van Gogh Street School, Millikan Middle School, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, and Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in the City of San Fernando. The ensemble members teach privately, coach chamber groups and the string sections of the Kadima Conservatory training orchestras, head a student mentoring program, and arrange master classes and performance opportunities for Kadima Conservatory students. The Kadima Conservatory has three symphonic programs and conducts a yearly Summer Music Seminar with students of all ages in attendance. Their community concert series offers six community concerts a year which are provided free of charge to students and community members. In addition, they perform many children’s concerts annually and have been a recipient of the prestigious Coleman Chamber Music Outreach Concert Award in 2001 and 2003. This year the quartet was awarded grants from both the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles for continued outreach concerts in the San Fernando Valley area.
We have participated in the Daniel Pearl Day Concerts every year since the very first year. We will be playing three concerts this year-October 7th, October 11th, and October 17th!