Fri Jul 26 19:00

Brooklyn Rider & Soprano Ariadne Greif: Chalk and Soot

Brooklyn Rider has been hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings). Celebrating two decades together, the inimitably cool string quartet returns to Chamberfest with a programme paying homage to their namesake, “Der Blaue Reiter,” a pioneering pre-WWI artistic collective that counted among its members Arnold Schoenberg and Wassily Kandinsky. Violinist Colin Jacobsen’s song cycle Chalk and Soot, built upon Kandinsky’s Dada-inspired text, is paired with Schoenberg’s daring Second String Quartet, both featuring the luminous and expressive American soprano Ariadne Greif. The quartet also brings us the second installment of their highly celebrated Brooklyn Rider Almanac (2014), which includes four newly-commissioned works by Clarice Assad, Gabriel Kahane, Giovanni Solima, and Tyshawn Sorey. Known for their “gripping performance style…with the energy of young rock stars,” these Chamberfest favourites will have you on the edge of your seat.

Programme

Clarice Assad (b. 1978)
Cinematheque

Tyshawn Sorey (b. 1980)
untitled

Gabriel Kahane (b. 1981)
American Studies

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1951)
String Quartet in F-Sharp Minor Op. 10, No. 2
Mäßig
Sehr rasch
Litanei
Entrückung

Intermission

Colin Jacobsen (b. 1978)
Suite from Chalk and Soot
Look
Still?
Sounds
Song
Curtain
Exit
Seeing
Table

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