Chalk and Soot

Brooklyn Rider & Ariadne Greif (soprano)

Celebrating two decades together, this is Brooklyn Rider’s homage to their namesake, “Der Blaue Reiter,” a pioneering pre-WWI artistic collective that counted among its members Arnold Schoenberg and Wassily Kandinsky. Colin Jacobsen’s song cycle, Chalk and Soot, built upon Kandinsky’s Dada-inspired text, is paired with Schoenberg’s daring Second String Quartet, both featuring the mesmerizing American singer, Ariadne Greif. And in a second installment of 2014’s highly celebrated Brooklyn Rider Almanac, four newly commissioned works complete the experience: Clarice Assad, Gabriel Kahane, Giovanni Solima and Tyshawn Sorey.

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