(LENOX, Mass.) – Cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider are featured in a live recording from Studio E at Tanglewood available for streaming beginning Wednesday, July 22, at 8pm, through Wednesday, July 29, as part of Tanglewood’s Recitals from the World Stage series.
Hosted by Karen Allen, the program will include a special post-concert Q&A with the artists on July 22 only, available exclusively to patrons purchasing this individual event (or the Recitals from the World Stage series).
The program includes Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 132; Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s Schisma; Matana Roberts’s borderlands; and Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 3, Mishima.
Brooklyn Rider has reinvigorated the venerable string quartet ensemble through its vibrant approach to both traditional and new repertoire presented with joy, energy, and the precision of virtuosos. Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the veteran string quartet presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.”
Brooklyn Rider is Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; and Michael Nicolas, cello.