by Peter Aaron
Formed in 2015, Brooklyn Rider includes violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Eric Jacobsen. For the group’s Hudson debut, they will perform works by Glass, Beethoven, and Janáček, as well as an original piece by their own Jacobsen. Besides recording with Philip Glass himself (debut-recording his Bent suite in 2011) and banjo great Bela Fleck, the ensemble has been featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered.”
This is an excerpt of the quartet playing Glass’s “Mishima” at New York’s Rubin Museum in 2010:
Brooklyn Rider will perform at the Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House on May 7 at 5pm. Tickets are $25 general admission and $40 premium seating. For more information, call (518) 822-1438 or visit http://hudsonoperahouse.org/.