7:15 p.m. - Pre-performance Discussion
Formed while working in Yo-Yo Ma's globetrotting ensemble the Silk Road Project, the adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. Featuring violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Eric Jacobsen, Brooklyn Rider builds programs that careen from the romantic to the contemporary. National Public Radio credits Brooklyn Rider with "re-creating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble."
At the Quick Center, Brooklyn Rider will present a diverse and dynamic program, including repertoire from the classic canon, pieces from their latest release Seven Steps, and a preview of a new work commissioned by The Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, composed by Ethan Iverson, pianist of the world-renowned jazz trio The Bad Plus.
"Forgive the hyperbole, but I've seen the future of chamber music and it is Brooklyn Rider." - Strings Magazine