Caroline Shaw

The Calidore Quartet
Courtesy of the ensemble

On WCRB In Concert with the Concord Chamber Music Society, the Los Angeles-based string quartet brings their signature vitality and virtuosity to works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Caroline Shaw, on demand.

March 8 is International Women's Day. Classical music is a field with a pretty thick glass ceiling, so we spent the day highlighting the women who have chipped away at it. Here are just a few of the incredible women - past and present - who make great music, and who make music great.

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