On-Demand Audio: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets

Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge: Steve Reich and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Monday, August 20, 2012

On Tuesday, September 11, Q2 Music and NPR Classical partnered to present a live webcast of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performing the complete string quartets of Steve Reich. This sold-out performance from (Le) Poisson Rouge included the world premiere of an all-live version of WTC 9/11 for three string quartets and tape, and a pre-concert chat between Steve Reich and WNYC's John Schaefer.

Founded in 2004, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble has achieved recognition for its dedication to repertoire of 20th and 21st century composers, primarily Americans and often those that straddle boundaries between classical, indie-classical and rock traditions.
Different Trains will feature the quartet of Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violins; Nadia Sirota, viola; and Clarice Jensen, cello and ACME co-founder. The quartet will be supplemented for Triple Quartet and WTC 9/11 by violinists Erik Carlson, Anna Elashvili, Annaliesa Place, and Keats Dieffenbach; violists Bryan Florence and Nathan Schram; and cellists Michael Nicolas and Brian Snow; and led by conductor and ACME co-founder Donato Cabrera.



Different Trains

Triple Quartet (all-live version for three string quartets)

WTC 9/11 (world premiere, all-live version for three string quartets and tape)


On-Demand Video from (Le) Poisson Rouge (Courtesy of NPR Classical)

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Comments [2]

Jonathan Slate

Where is the videocast?

Sep. 11 2012 07:39 PM


Aug. 25 2012 04:53 AM

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