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Carolina Performing Arts presents "Brooklyn Rider"

  • Memorial Hall 113 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
 Brooklyn Rider

Brooklyn Rider

The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to Memorial Hall with eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world music and rock critics alike. Equally at home in clubs and concert halls and hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the quartet’s visionary programming, global collaborations and informal stage presence “demystify contemporary classical music and invite everyone into the tent.” (Time Out New York). National Public Radio credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old string quartet form as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,”Vice likens its members to “motocross daredevils,” and the Los Angeles Times dubs the group “one of the wonders of contemporary music.”


“John Steinbeck” by Bill Frisell – inspired by American writer John Steinbeck
“Morris Dance” by Ethan Iverson – inspired by American choreographer Mark Morris
“Dig the Say” by Vijay Iyer – inspired by American singer James Brown
“Maintenance Music” by Dana Lyn – inspired by American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles
“Gaps and Gorges” by Padma Newsome – inspired by Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira
“Quartet, Parts One & Two” by Greg Saunier – inspired by American composer Christian Wolff

Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.