New Classical Featured Artist – 04/25/22 – 05/08/22
You’re in for a ride this week as we bring you performances by the GRAMMY-nominated ensemble, Brooklyn Rider! With their gripping performance style and unquenchable appetite for musical adventure, Brooklyn Rider has carved a singular space in the world of string quartets over their fifteen-year history. Defining the string quartet as a medium with deep historic roots and endless possibility for invention, they find equal inspiration in musical languages ranging from late Beethoven to Persian classical music to American roots music to the endlessly varied voices of living composers. Claiming no allegiance to either end of the historical spectrum, Brooklyn Rider most comfortably operates within the long arc of the tradition, seeking to illuminate works of the past with fresh insight while coaxing the malleable genre into the future through an inclusive programming vision, deep-rooted collaborations with a wide range of global tradition bearers, and the creation of thoughtful and relevant frames for commissioning projects.
They have worked with living composers such as Caroline Shaw, Du Yun, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Osvaldo Golijov, among many others. Connect with Classical Music Indy’s New Classical channel to hear performances by Brooklyn Rider.
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