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
|On 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
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.
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.
Image at top of release by Sarah Small