Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
"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
The Brooklyn-based string quartet has been called "one of the wonders of classical music," by the LA Times. They tour and record regularly with the likes of Bela Fleck and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and in recent years have performed in one of the more diverse lineups of venues imaginable, including the Ojai Music Festival, the Cologne Philharmonie, the U.S. Open Tennis tournament, Lincoln Center, and Austin's South by Southwest, where the quartet was the only classical group with an official invitation to play. Their Southern Exposure program will include Philip Glass's second string quartet, as well works from their latest recording project, the ambitious, cross-disciplinary Brooklyn Rider Almanac (Mercury Classics).