Doric String Quartet finds its way to Columbia

Doric String Quartet finds its way to Columbia

The Candlelight Concert Society brings a lot of internationally acclaimed classical musicians to Columbia, which means that a short local drive can bring you to a world of great music.

Some of these musicians are longtime audience favorites here, while others are making the trip to Howard County for the first time. Among the latter, count the Doric String Quartet. In fact, this British ensemble will make its Baltimore-area debut when it performs on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.

Formed in 1998, the Doric String Quartet got a major career boost when it won first place in the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Active...