String Theories 1: The String Music of Anna Clyne

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8pm

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Kicking off our third annual String Theories Festival, featuring over 50 musicians and composers from around the US and world, the SOB partners with Roulette Intermedium, MIVOS string quartet, and cellist Inbal Segev for a portrait concert featuring the string music of composer Anna Clyne.

Prince of Clouds – for string orchestra | featuring Lauren Cauley, violin + Olivia de Prato, violin
Within Her Armsfor string orchestra
Rest These Hands – for solo cello | featuring Inbal Segev, cello
Roulette – for string quartet | featuring MIVOS string quartet
Shadow of the Words – for string quartet | featuring MIVOS string quartet

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String Theories 2: Solo – A World Premiere by W4 New Music Collective

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8pm

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Headlining our third annual String Theories Festival is our world premiere performance of Solo, commissioned by the SOB and written by W4 New Music Collective. Whether by choice or circumstance, there are times that we walk the road alone. Acknowledging these moments in their own lives, composers Matt Frey, Tim Hansen, and Molly Herron have collaboratively created Solo, a multi-movement instrumental work for The String Orchestra of Brooklyn. A rotating cast of soloists from every section of the orchestra highlight movements expressing different aspects of solitude. Each composer makes a personal connection with a poet from the past to inspire their work: Sara Teasdale, Hafez, and Rainer Maria Rilke, poets who have written extensively on self-truth and individuality.

I. Evening Skies (Matt Frey)
II. Presentiment (Molly Herron) – featuring Quyen Le, violin
III. still you do not (Tim Hansen) – featuring Adele Mori, cello
IV. Yet I Am I (Matt Frey)
V. it had itself (Tim Hansen) – featuring Aimee Niemann, violin; Alexander Wong, viola; Aya Terki, cello; Luiz Bacchi, bass
VI. I Live My Life in Widening Circles (Molly Herron) – featuring Nicholas Pauly, viola; Maria Hadge, cello
VII. two engaging companions (Tim Hansen) – featuring Allison Dubinski, violin; Ken Hashimoto, cello
VIII. A Rush of Rain (Matt Frey) – featuring Mark Chung, violin; Marandi Hostetter, violin
IX. asleep my old love are you (Tim Hansen) – featuring Emily Bookwalter, viola
X. Beyond the Suns (Molly Herron) – featuring Luiz Bacchi, bass

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String Theories 3: the SOB presents Argus String Quartet

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8pm

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For the final night of our annual String Theories Festival, The String Orchestra of Brooklyn is thrilled to present the Argus String Quartet for an evening of works by the Sleeping Giant Collective.

How to Breathe Underwater – Chris Cerrone
Early to Rise – Timo Andres
bad black bottom kind – Jacob Cooper
For David Lang – Ted Hearne
Arctic – Rob Honstein
Peculiar Strokes – Andrew Norman

The Argus String Quartet is featured on the SOB’s inaugural album, AfterImage, to be released June 21, 2017.

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