Hailed as the “future of
chamber music” by Strings magazine, Brooklyn Rider will perform in Stevens
Point next month as part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s
Performing Arts Series.
A string quartet, Brooklyn
Rider will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Sentry
Insurance’s Theatre @1800, 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point. The series is
presented in part by Country Inn and Suites of Stevens Point and Sentry Insurance.
Tickets are $15 for adults,
$12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UW-Stevens Point students with ID may
buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the day of the show if
seats remain. Tickets may be purchased through the University Information and
Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378,
or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu.
Brooklyn Rider’s eclectic
performances draw rave reviews from critics of classical, world and rock music.
At home in both clubs and concert halls, the quartet has played venues as
varied as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Le Poisson
Rouge, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress and Brooklyn’s Littlefield.
The group includes Johnny
Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen on violin, Nicholas Cords on viola and Eric
Jacobsen on cello. All four were among those visiting UW-Stevens Point with
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble in October 2012. As part of that group,
they have performed around the world, recorded three albums and taken part in
numerous educational residencies and concerts.
As a quartet, Brooklyn Rider
has released seven albums and been featured on National Public Radio, WNYC
radio and NY1 News TV in New York City. Its name was inspired by the array of
cultures and artistic energy found in the members’ hometown.