Brooklyn Rider: Healing Modes (USA) - IN PERSON

Brooklyn Rider: Healing Modes (USA) - IN PERSON

Sunday, September 26, 2021 . 3PM
Photo by Shervin Lainez

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From the ancient Greeks to modern American neuroscientists, people have long recognized the healing properties of music. In string quartet Brooklyn Rider’s stirring program Healing Modes, we hear a profound exploration of the power of music to help society recover from tumult and suffering. The program features gripping works by trailblazing living composers Caroline Shaw, Gabriela Lena Frank, Du Yun, Matana Roberts and Reena Esmail along with Ludwig van Beethoven’s fifteenth string quartet—all creating a sonoric testament to resilience and deliverance. 

Lauded by NPR as “a string quartet of boundless imagination,” Brooklyn Rider has collaborated with the likes of banjo master Béla Fleck, Iranian virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera. Brooklyn Rider finds inspiration in diverse musical languages ranging from Persian classical music to Beethoven to the various voices of living composers—including UMD School of Music student composers as part of a Composer Reading on campus. Committed to inclusive programming and deep artistic collaborations, the quartet has also performed in The Clarice’s sensory-friendly series for Prince George’s County children with autism and other disabilities. In 2021-22, Brooklyn Rider will continue working with School of Music students and appear as part of the school’s Renegade series, which features innovative and entrepreneurial artists of various disciplines.

For this event the audience is invited to experience the performance from a new vantage point.  Audience seating will be on the Dekelboum stage, on risers where the orchestra typically sits. The musicians will perform on the front of the stage, facing the audience.  Seating will be general admission.


Caroline Shaw: Schisma

Gabriela Lena Frank: Kanto Kechua No. 2

Du Yun: i am my own achilles’ heel, a form that would never shape

Mantana Roberts: borderlands...

Reena Esmail: Zeher (Poison)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

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