Brooklyn Rider
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Appearing in conjunction with Campus on the Lake, this veteran string quartet aims to make classical music more accessible to everyone. In a program entitled “Healing Modes,” enjoy a high-energy afternoon exploring the healing properties of music, with pieces inspired from ancient Greek civilization to modern neuroscience – including Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.”

Schisma  CAROLINE SHAW 
  (b. 1982) 
   
Kanto Kechua #2  GABRIELA LENA FRANK  
  (b. 1972) 
   
i am my own achilles’ heel  DU YUN 
  (b. 1977) 
   
borderlands  MATANA ROBERTS  
  (b. 1975) 
   
   
Zeher (Poison)  REENA ESMAIL  
  (b. 1983) 
   
   
Intermission 
   
   
Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132  LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
Assai sostenuto – Allegro  (1770–1827) 
Allegro ma non tanto   
Adagio molto – Andante   
Alla Marcia, assai vivacePiù allegro – Presto   
Allegro appassionato   
   

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.

In fall 2018, Brooklyn Rider released Dreamerson Sony Music Masterworks with Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera.  The recording includes gems of the Ibero-American songbook as well as pieces written to texts by Octavio Paz, Rubén Darío, and Federico García Lorca. They will tour to support the album beginning in New York City. Brooklyn Rider will also debut their Healing Modesproject this season which presents Beethoven’s Opus 132 alongside five new commissions by Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, Caroline Shaw, and Du Yun.

Brooklyn Rider celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015 with the groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project Brooklyn Rider Almanac, for which it recorded and toured 15 specially commissioned works, each inspired by a different artistic muse. Last season, Brooklyn Rider released an album with Anne Sofie von Otter entitled So Many Things on Naïve Records, including music by Colin Jacobsen, Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Nico Muhly, Björk, Sting, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello, among others. Together they toured material from the album and more in the U.S. and Europe, including stops at Carnegie Hall and the Opernhaus Zurich.

 

After performances together at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the quartet toured the U.S. with choreographer Brian Brooks and former New York City Ballet prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, performing Some of a Thousand Words. The intimate series of duets and solos featuring Brooks and Whelan foregrounds the live onstage music of the quartet as a dynamic and central creative component.

Other recent recording projects include Spontaneous Symbolsin the fall of 2017, 2016’s The Fiction Issuewith music by Gabriel Kahane, 2013’s A Walking Fire on Mercury Classics and The Impostorwith Béla Fleck on Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics, plus 2011’s much-praised Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass on the composer’s Orange Mountain Music label. Violinist Johnny Gandelsman launched In A Circle Records in 2008 with the release of Brooklyn Rider’s eclectic debut recording, Passport, followed by Dominant Curve in 2010, and Seven Steps in 2012. A long-standing relationship between Brooklyn Rider and Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor resulted in the much-praised 2008 recording, Silent City.

Event Info

Appearing in conjunction with Campus on the Lake, this veteran string quartet aims to make classical music more accessible to everyone. In a program entitled “Healing Modes,” enjoy a high-energy afternoon exploring the healing properties of music, with pieces inspired from ancient Greek civilization to modern neuroscience – including Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.”

Program Notes
Schisma  CAROLINE SHAW 
  (b. 1982) 
   
Kanto Kechua #2  GABRIELA LENA FRANK  
  (b. 1972) 
   
i am my own achilles’ heel  DU YUN 
  (b. 1977) 
   
borderlands  MATANA ROBERTS  
  (b. 1975) 
   
   
Zeher (Poison)  REENA ESMAIL  
  (b. 1983) 
   
   
Intermission 
   
   
Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132  LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
Assai sostenuto – Allegro  (1770–1827) 
Allegro ma non tanto   
Adagio molto – Andante   
Alla Marcia, assai vivacePiù allegro – Presto   
Allegro appassionato   
   
More About The Artist

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.

In fall 2018, Brooklyn Rider released Dreamerson Sony Music Masterworks with Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera.  The recording includes gems of the Ibero-American songbook as well as pieces written to texts by Octavio Paz, Rubén Darío, and Federico García Lorca. They will tour to support the album beginning in New York City. Brooklyn Rider will also debut their Healing Modesproject this season which presents Beethoven’s Opus 132 alongside five new commissions by Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, Caroline Shaw, and Du Yun.

Brooklyn Rider celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015 with the groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project Brooklyn Rider Almanac, for which it recorded and toured 15 specially commissioned works, each inspired by a different artistic muse. Last season, Brooklyn Rider released an album with Anne Sofie von Otter entitled So Many Things on Naïve Records, including music by Colin Jacobsen, Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Nico Muhly, Björk, Sting, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello, among others. Together they toured material from the album and more in the U.S. and Europe, including stops at Carnegie Hall and the Opernhaus Zurich.

 

After performances together at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the quartet toured the U.S. with choreographer Brian Brooks and former New York City Ballet prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, performing Some of a Thousand Words. The intimate series of duets and solos featuring Brooks and Whelan foregrounds the live onstage music of the quartet as a dynamic and central creative component.

Other recent recording projects include Spontaneous Symbolsin the fall of 2017, 2016’s The Fiction Issuewith music by Gabriel Kahane, 2013’s A Walking Fire on Mercury Classics and The Impostorwith Béla Fleck on Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics, plus 2011’s much-praised Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass on the composer’s Orange Mountain Music label. Violinist Johnny Gandelsman launched In A Circle Records in 2008 with the release of Brooklyn Rider’s eclectic debut recording, Passport, followed by Dominant Curve in 2010, and Seven Steps in 2012. A long-standing relationship between Brooklyn Rider and Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor resulted in the much-praised 2008 recording, Silent City.

TICKETS

Reserved Tickets:  $30
No charge to Four Arts Members

Tickets available:
January 15, 2020:
Chairman’s Forum and Benefactors Council members

January 29, 2020:
All Four Arts members

February 6, 2020:
Public

All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Navigation Menu
Administration: 561-655-7227 Box Office: 561-655-7226 King Library: 561-655-2766 Children's Library: 561-655-2776 Campus on the Lake Registration: 561-805-8562