Mid-December Chamber Music Adventure
Thursday, December 17, 2015
To celebrate the last few days of autumn as New York heads into the mild beginning of winter, the Brothers Balliett share two stunning chamber works to set a contemplative tone for the season.
Alvin Lucier's Letters is exactly that – a musical depiction of a letter to a friend. Vertical strokes are chords; horizontal strokes are sustained tones, so that, in theory, one can 'read' this music as one hears it. A fascinating idea realized with beautiful harmonies.
Matthew Barnson's Third String Quartet is a move active affair, but replete with the beauty we've come to expect from this master of compositions for strings.
Join us for an afternoon of exquisite small ensemble pieces – the perfect mid-December treat.