Brooklyn Rider with Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
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Due to unforeseen construction delays with Hill Hall, this performance has been moved to Memorial Hall.
“One of the wonders of contemporary music.” – National Public Radio
The trailblazing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, hailed by Strings Magazine as the future of chamber music, presents eclectic repertoire in bewitching performances that draw rave reviews from classical, rock and world music critics alike. Through visionary programming and dynamic global collaborations, their “down-to-earth demeanor…demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent” (Time Out New York). Eminent Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von
Otter’s vocal beauty and voracious artistic sensibility have resulted in one of the longest and most successful careers of any classical singer today. The members of Brooklyn Rider consider UNC their second home, having appeared here in various forms in nine performances over as many seasons while working closely with students and faculty.ProgramPHILIP GLASSSelections from the film BentJOHN ADAMS
arr. Evan Ziporyn “Am I in Your Light” from Doctor AtomicCOLIN JACOBSEN “For Sixty Cents”CAROLINE SHAW “Cant voi l’aube”TYONDAI BRAXTON ArpRec1NICO MUHLY “So Many Things”INTERMISSIONLEOŜ JANÁCEKString Quartet No. 1, “The Kreutzer Sonata”
Additional selections to be announced from the stage.Program Notes
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Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.