Listen: Strings of Ensemble LPR Premiere David Longstreth and Mica Levi

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On March 11, the strings of Ensemble LPR – Le Poisson Rouge's resident ensemble – gave two premieres, from Mica Levi (of Micachu & The Shapes) and David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors), alongside works by Claude Vivier and Iannis Xenakis. 

Led by conductor André de Ridder – returning to the ensemble after last year's Jonny Greenwood and Bryce Dessner concert  Ensemble LPR performed the world premiere of Longstreth's four-movement Michael Jordan for double string quartet, and North American premiere of Levi's Greezy for string orchestra. Works for strings by the esteemed Canadian composer Claude Vivier  tragically murdered in 1983 at the age of 34  and the Greek-French polymath Iannis Xenakis completed the program.

Listen to individual pieces below.

Iannis Xenakis - Aroura

Mica Levi - Greezy

David Longstreth - Michael Jordan

Claude Vivier - Zipangu

Recorded by George Wellington and Kristin Mueller.