String quartet Brooklyn Rider to perform in Stevens Point
2/26/2014

Brooklyn Rider


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.​

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