Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - Pre-performance Discussion with Alan Murchie,
Fairfield University adjunct professor in music
Formed while working in Yo-Yo Ma's globetrotting ensemble the Silk Road Project, the adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. Featuring violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Eric Jacobsen, Brooklyn Rider builds programs that careen from the romantic to the contemporary. National Public Radio credits Brooklyn Rider with "re-creating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble."
At the Quick Center, Brooklyn Rider will present a diverse and dynamic program, including repertoire from the classic canon, pieces from their latest release Seven Steps, and a preview of a new work commissioned by The Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, composed by Ethan Iverson, pianist of the world-renowned jazz trio The Bad Plus.
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"Forgive the hyperbole, but I've seen the future of chamber music and it is Brooklyn Rider."
- Strings Magazine
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Ethan Iverson - Morris Dance*
Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin - Culai
Igor Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet
Béla Bartók - String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67
*preview of a new piece commissioned by the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College in celebration of the Center's 50th anniversary.
This performance is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.
This event is part of Fairfield's two-year focus on "Cities"
At the Quick Center, Brooklyn Rider will preview a new work written by
Ethan Iverson, which is part of the 'Brooklyn Almanac' project, commissioned
at Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College.