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Originally published in Castine Patriot, September 22, 2022 and Island Ad-Vantages, September 22, 2022 and The Weekly Packet, September 22, 2022
String quartet Brooklyn Rider to present world premiere in Brooksville

Bagaduce Music will present New York-based contemporary string quartet Brooklyn Rider in a performance at David’s Folly Farm on Saturday, October 1, at 7 p.m.

The Grammy-nominated group will present a program titled The Four Elements, inspired by the earth’s climate changes, according to a press release. Works are drawn from the last century and will include a world premiere of a new piece by the Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award-winner Akshaya Tucker. This new work has been co-commissioned by Bagaduce Music and Carnegie Hall.

Brooklyn Rider is nationally known for playing an unusual and contemporary repertoire, and for collaborating with musicians from outside the classical music sphere. Their broad and eclectic repertoire includes collaborations with well-known American contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Caroline Shaw and John Adams, as well as non-classical artists such as banjo phenomenon Bela Fleck, American jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman and the folk-inspired singer-songwriter, Suzanne Vega.

One of the violinists in the group, Johnny Gandlesman, has long ties to Blue Hill, having performed solo violin at the Blue Hill Wine Shop on several occasions. He has also taught at the amateur sessions at Kneisel Hall.

During their more than 15 years together, the Grammy-nominated quartet has released 18 albums and been heard on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. In addition to several new works, their program will include Shosktavoitch’s String Quartet #8, which is in the Bagaduce Music sheet music collection.

“We are so fortunate to have this exceptional string quartet on our From Our Collection 2022 series,” said Program Manager Meredith Amado. “This adventurous group is curious-minded and exploratory in their programming and not afraid to push the formal boundaries of a classical string quartet.”

Tickets: or 374-5454.