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Brooklyn Rider at Hudson Hall/Hudson Opera House May 7 @ 5 PM

Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 5pm, Reception Follows
Tickets  //  $40 premium section, $25 general admission  

Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello



Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House and Classics on Hudson present ‘post-classical’ string quartet Brooklyn Rider.  We are thrilled to open the inaugural performance season in the newly restored, 1855 upstairs performance hall, the oldest surviving theatre in New York State.


Philip Glass // String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’
Leoš Janáček // String Quartet No. 1 ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’
Colin Jacobson (Brooklyn Rider’s own)  //  ‘BTT’
Beethoven  //   Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, ‘Serioso’



A ‘post-classical’ string quartet with “dazzling fingers-in-every-pie versatility” (Los Angeles Times), Brooklyn Rider’s eclectic repertoire and gripping performance style continues to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.


Hudson Hall and Classics on Hudson express our considerable gratitude for the financial assistance of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, The T. Backer Fund, and our generous individual supporters.



Brooklyn Rider latest release is So Many Things with Anne Sofie von Otter on Naïve Records, which includes music by Colin Jacobsen, Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Björk, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello, among others. Their tour together included stops at Carnegie Hall and the Opernhaus Zurich.

After performances at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in July, the quartet embarked on a tour the U.S. with choreographer Brian Brooks and former New York City Ballet prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, performing Some of a Thousand Words. Using music from a diverse array of composers, the series of duets and solos featuring Brooks and Whelan foregrounds the live music of the quartet as a dynamic creative component.

Other recent recordings include 2016’s The Fiction Issue with music by Gabriel Kahane, 2013’s A Walking Fire on Mercury Classics and The Impostor with Béla Fleck on Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics, plus 2011’s much-praised Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass on the composer’s Orange Mountain Music label. “…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.


Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings Magazine), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. The group celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014 with the groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project Brooklyn Rider Almanac, for which it recorded and toured 15 commissioned works, each inspired by a different artistic muse.