“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
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, 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.”
This is event is presented in partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock.
The genre-defying Brooklyn Rider is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock critics. The musicians play in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub in New York City, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival with Bela Fleck, Vail International International Dance Festival, Todai-ji Temple in Japan, the Library of Congress, and the South By Southwest Festival.
With its creative programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider illuminates music for its audiences in ways that, as Lucid Culture notes, are “stunningly imaginative.”