Boundary-Smashing String Quartets from NYC and Beyond

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Brooklyn Rider Brooklyn Rider (Courtesy of the artist)

What could be a better mid-summer treat than a survey of some of the most exciting string quartets working the field today? The freshness of these groups' approaches will rival any Italian Ice you'd get by the seashore.

Take for instance, PUBLIQuartet, a 'genre-independent' quartet that not only vehemently supports emerging composers, but also composes collectively – a rare occurrence in this field. 

Or consider the Bryant Park String Quartet, whose recent CD release features some chilling repertoire.

Everyone knows Brooklyn Rider, but have you heard the new piece composed for them by Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus? Have you heard Ryan Streber's new string quartet as performed by counter)induction? Have you heard classic arcade game soundtracks in sumptuous string renditions?

Well. Then you should check this show out.


Hosted by:

Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett

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