CARNEGIE HALL NOTABLES PROGRAM PRESENTS BROOKLYN RIDER AND FRIENDS; Exclusive Performance on December 1 by the String Quartet with Guest Artists Including Aoife O’Donovan, After-Party in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room

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THE CARNEGIE HALL NOTABLES PROGRAM PRESENTS

BROOKLYN RIDER AND FRIENDS

Exclusive Performance on December 1 by the String Quartet
with Guest Artists Including Aoife O’Donovan

After-Party in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room

Brooklyn RiderOn Monday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m., the Carnegie Hall Notables—a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s—presents An Evening With Brooklyn Rider and Friends in an exclusive concert in Zankel Hall for Notables members only featuring the string quartet performing music from The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, the group’s new commissioning project and recording, including new works from composers from genres ranging from jazz to indie-rock. Singer/songwriter Aoife O’Donovan is set to perform as well as other guest artists to be announced. Following the concert, the Notables will gather in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room in the newly opened Resnick Education Wing for an after-party immediately following the performance with beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery, cocktails provided by The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, and dessert provided by Financier.

The Carnegie Hall Notables support the music education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. For the December 1 performance and after-party, Notables members at the Supporter level (annual contribution of $500 and higher) receive complimentary admission for two. Admission is $125 each for Notables Prelude members (annual contribution of $20). For more information, please contact the Notables office at 212-903-9734, [email protected], or visit carnegiehall.org/notables.

About the Artist
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings magazine), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world music, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” the Los Angeles Times dubs the group “one of the wonders of contemporary music,” and Vice likens its members to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” Equally at home in clubs and concert halls, the quartet has played venues as varied as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, Japan’s Todai-ji, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn’s Littlefield, the Library of Congress, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and South by Southwest. Through visionary programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider’s “down-to-earth demeanor…demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent” (Time Out New York).

Celebrating its tenth anniversary with its most ambitious venture to date, Brooklyn Rider launches the 2014-2015 season with the release of the Brooklyn Rider Almanac on Mercury Classics, accompanied by a US tour. The album forms the centerpiece of a groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project for which the quartet commissioned 15 new works, each inspired by a respective artistic muse, from composers ranging from Wilco’s Glenn Kotche of indie rock fame to jazz icon Bill Frisell. Like the quartet’s name, the project was inspired in equal parts by the cross-disciplinary vision of Der Blaue Reiter (“The Blue Rider”), the pre-World War I Munich-based artistic collective, and the exploding array of cultures and artistic energy found in the group’s Brooklyn home. Upcoming highlights also include a residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, crowned by the world premiere of Veils and Vespers by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams; the New York premiere of Chalk and Soot, a collaboration between quartet violinist Colin Jacobsen and choreographer John Heginbotham at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival; and continued touring with banjo legend Béla Fleck, with whom Brooklyn Rider recently released The Impostor on Deutsche Grammophon / Mercury Classics. Summer brings the tenth anniversary season of the Stillwater Music Festival, a weeklong Minnesota chamber festival founded by the group in 2006 as a place to unveil new repertoire and collaborations.

The Carnegie Hall Notables, a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s, is an exciting and energetic community of young people committed to advancing music education and the arts. Through original events, private performances with world-famous composers and musicians, and discounted ticket prices to concerts and music events throughout New York City, Notables members are invited to celebrate and intimately experience the exceptional power of music. Previous Notables events have featured such artists as Alec Baldwin, Renée Fleming, Ana Gasteyer, Henry Rollins, and Duncan Sheik. The annual lineup of events is curated by the Notables Committee, a diverse group of artists, socialites, and entrepreneurs in their 20s and 30s. Members experience all types of music, traditional, and contemporary. Contributions to the Notables program support the vital music education programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, which annually serves over 450,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org/notables.

Program Information
Monday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Zankel Hall
BROOKLYN RIDER

•• Johnny Gandelsman, Violin
•• Colin Jacobsen, Violin
•• Nicholas Cords, Viola
•• Eric Jacobsen, Cello
with Special Guest
Aoife O’Donovan
Additional special guests to be announced

This concert is generously underwritten by Linda and Stuart Nelson.

Additional support provided by Alexander Goldberg, Lee Hallman, Matthew Holtzman, Grace Kim, Mario Mercado, Daniel Montilla, Stephen Rutenberg, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel.

Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Cocktails generously provided by The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.

Desserts exclusively provided by Financier.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

Event Information
Ticket Information Notables members at the Supporter level (annual contribution of $500) and higher receive complimentary admission for two to this membership event. Admission for non-members is $125 each with the price of each ticket applied toward a Notables membership and $100 for Notables Prelude members (annual contribution of $20). For more information, please contact the Notables office at 212-903-9734 or [email protected], or visit carnegiehall.org/notables. Artists, program, and pricing are subject to change.

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