Logjam Presents is proud to partner with the Montana Chamber Music Society to bring the world-renowned string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, to Bozeman for a live concert at The ELM on Friday, January 20th, 2023.
The acclaimed quartet will be performing The Wanderer. Featuring works that exemplify this long musical arc from two of Brooklyn Rider’s close musical friends, this program juxtaposes Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte plus Um Dia Bom (written for Brooklyn Rider) by Osvaldo Golijov with Schubert’s transcendent masterpiece.
Brooklyn Rider, composed of violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Michael Nicolas, have been captivating audiences around the world with their unique blend of traditional and modern compositions.
They’ve gained a reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting string quartets in the world, seamlessly blending traditional compositions with works from contemporary composers, like Philip Glass and Osvaldo Golijov. Philip Glass, one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century, chose Brooklyn Rider to record his complete string quartets in 2011.
The group has collaborated with a wide range of artists like Béla Fleck and Anne Sofie von Otter, and has been featured on major stages and festivals, from Carnegie Hall to SXSX. Their live performances boast passionate energy and masterful musicianship, which makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the most dynamic and exhilarating string quartets in the world perform live. Get your tickets now!
“They are four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
About Brooklyn Rider
With their gripping performance style and unquenchable appetite for musical adventure, Brooklyn Rider has carved a singular space in the world of string quartets over their fifteen-year history. Defining the string quartet as a medium with deep historic roots and endless possibility for invention, they find equal inspiration in musical languages ranging from late Beethoven to Persian classical music to American roots music to the endlessly varied voices of living composers. Claiming no allegiance to either end of the historical spectrum, Brooklyn Rider most comfortably operates within the long arc of the tradition, seeking to illuminate works of the past with fresh insight while coaxing the malleable genre into the future through an inclusive programming vision, deep-rooted collaborations with a wide range of global tradition bearers, and the creation of thoughtful and relevant frames for commissioning projects.
The upcoming concert season is strongly illustrative of the intrepid musical appetite of Brooklyn Rider. This coming fall, they will premiere a major new work by the great Argentinian composer and close friend, Osvaldo Golijov. The quartet also has two new collaborative projects for 2021-22. One is with Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, and the other is a brand new phase of work with Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, where they will explore themes of love and death through the music of Franz Schubert and Rufus Wainwright. Continue reading…