Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
Experience one of New York’s most celebrated contemporary string quartets creating music for change.
With a gripping performance style and an unquenchable appetite for musical adventure, Brooklyn Rider make their Australian debut as part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s 15th birthday celebration. With multiple GRAMMY®-nominations and international acclaim, this multitalented quartet is celebrated for creating music that spans the musical spectrum.
Having cemented themselves as unafraid musical explorers over their almost-20 years together, the string quartet have been described as ‘four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars’ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
About the concert
For their introduction to Melbourne, Brooklyn Rider present The Four Elements, a program anchored by works symbolising earth, air, water and fire as a musical metaphor for both the inner workings of a quartet and the inter-related effects of climate change on our planet. This project, developed by the ensemble in 2022, uses compositions from within the last century of accelerated and unprecedented planetary change and presents them alongside commissions
Presented as part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s New Music Discovery stream.
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Artists & Program
Johnny Gandelsman violin
Colin Jacobsen violin
Nicholas Cords viola
Michael Nicolas cello
A Short While to be Here
Andreia Pinto Correia
Aere senza stelle
String Quartet Ainsi la nuit (Thus The Night)
String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
See a string quartet famous for being unafraid of pushing boundaries.
Hear stirring compositions with substantial meaning
Think about the importance of music in creating change.
Feel inspired to take action.
This production is part of the following series:
Tuesday 27 February 2024 7pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
A reserve $55
B reserve $45
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