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New York, NY (Three Generations at Carnegie Hall (Part, Glass, Reich) String Quartet No.5)
April 6, 2017
Three Generations: Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich
Music of Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich is featured in a performance that’s part of Three Generations, a Reich-curated exploration of the changing direction of concert music from the mid-20th century to the present day. Chant-like melodic lines and notes resembling ringing bells are Pärt hallmarks, while Glass’s incandescent String Quartet No. 5 juxtaposes rhythmically propulsive passages with slower, tender ones. Reich’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Different Trains is a riveting work in which strings imitate the sounds of speech samples drawn from recorded interviews and train sounds. This powerful musical documentary speaks to the composer’s childhood and the tragic experience of Jews in 1940s Europe.
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Violin
Todd Reynolds, Violin
Lois Martin, Viola
Jeanne Le Blanc, Cello
Michael Brown, Piano
ARVO PÄRT Für Alina
ARVO PÄRT Fratres
PHILIP GLASS String Quartet No. 5
STEVE REICH Different Trains
Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich and Nadia Sirota, host of Q2 Music’s Meet the Composer podcast