Brooklyn Rider

A Conversation and Workshop with Brooklyn Rider

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the string quartet Brooklyn Rider features Nicholas Cords on viola, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, and brothers Colin Jacobsen on violin and Eric Jacobsen on cello.
The group will talk about their groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, released in 2014 on Mercury Classics. The quartet commissioned fifteen short works for the album, each inspired by a respective artistic muse from relatively recent memory, from composers ranging from indie rock band Wilco’s Glenn Kotche; to jazz artists Bill Frisell (who composed “John Steinbeck”) and Vijay Iyer, whose “Dig The Say” was inspired by James Brown. Other works on the album were inspired by Chick Corea, Henry Threadgill, William Faulkner, Christian Wolff, and Igor Stravinsky.

There will also be a workshop performance by Wesleyan's student-run strings chamber collective, the F Holes.