The legendary mezzo and trailblazing string quartet perform works by iconic pop and classical artists
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano
Philip Glass Three selections from ‘Suite from Bent’
Caroline Shaw Cant voi l´aube
Colin Jacobsen For Sixty Cents
John Adams arr. Evan Ziporyn Am I in Your Light from ‘Doctor Atomic’
Tyondai Braxton ArpRec1 from ‘The Brooklyn Rider Almanac’
Nico Muhly So Many Things
Janácek String Quartet No. 1 ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’
Björk arr. Erik Arvinder Cover Me
Björk arr. Vince Mendoza Hunter
Trad. Norwegian arr. C. Jacobsen Heimlaus and Rekveen
Elvis Costello arr. Rob Mathes Speak Darkly My Angel
Kate Bush arr. Kyle Sanna Pi
The New York-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider, famed for its cutting-edge work, here teams up with Grammy Award-winning Swedish mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter to perform music from their album ‘So Many Things’. From the touching power of Philip Glass’s film music for Bent, via Janáček at his most searingly intimate, to the Kabuki-style mysteriousness of Björk’s Cover Me, you can expect the unexpected in a brilliant evening of mashed-up melodies from the pop, indie and classical worlds.
“So Many Things… so much fascinating and wonderful music out there to discover, to perform and to record. This disc is about music from our days: 1990s to 2015. I am bringing two worlds together on So Many Things. In fact I don’t see them as two worlds at all, but just plain old good, interesting, attractive music that moves and inspires me.” Anne Sofie von Otter
“Working with the incomparable Anne Sofie von Otter has been a near constant reminder that there is nothing quite as expressive as the human voice. … In our experience, it is almost always in the reaching between two mediums where the interesting ‘stuff’ happens.” Brooklyn Rider
Click here to listen to ‘So Many Things.’
This concert will finish at approximately 9.20pm
About the Artists
Grammy award winning mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of today’s most recorded artists with an unrivalled discography built across a career spanning more than three decades at the very top of the profession.
Read Anne Sofie von Otter’s full biography here
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.
Read Brooklyn Rider’s full biography here