Classical music spotlight: Brooklyn Rider

  • Article by: LARRY FUCHSBERG , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 28, 2011 - 12:04 AM
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The string quartet Brooklyn Rider has been called "one of the wonders of contemporary music."

First Kronos, then Turtle Island, then Ethel. Now it's Brooklyn Rider's turn to "reinvent" the string quartet -- or at least fiddle with the edges. Originally booked by the fiscally challenged Southern Theater, this hot, terminally cool foursome, which has released a two-CD set of Philip Glass music, is taking its all-Glass program down the street to the Cedar; highlights include the Minnesota premiere of a suite drawn from the score for "Bent," a 1997 Holocaust film. (7:30 p.m. Sun. $18-$20. Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-2674 or www.ticketweb.com.) The group also will play a free show for kids at the Stillwater Public Library (6:30 p.m. Tue. 224 N. 3rd St., Stillwater) and a formal concert at the Washington County Historic Courthouse that includes a reinterpretation of Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Opus 131. (8 p.m. Thu. $10-$25. 101 N. Pine St., Stillwater. stillwatermusicfestival.com or 651-583-4703.)

 

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