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Brooklyn Rider's winter tour

04.01.10
Brooklyn Rider
21C Media Group

From 21C Media Group

The indefatigable musicians of Brooklyn Rider are back in their borough with a stack of rave reviews from a whirlwind two-month tour.  "The group's members may well be classical music's four greatest walking embodiments of hipster," writes Time Out New York's Olivia Giovetti. "You know what? We don't care. Brooklyn Rider is a damn fine quartet. And it had plenty to be proud of last night with a concert celebrating its latest album, Dominant Curve." [Now available on CD from In a Circle Records.]

The New York Times also previewed and reviewed the group's March 15 CD release event. "Among ensembles that have pursued trails blazed by the Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Rider stands out for its consistent refinement, globe-spanning stylistic range, do-it-yourself gumption and integration of standard repertory works into the mix," writes Steve Smith. And critic Allan Kozinn noted, "It is not until the propulsive, rhythmically and texturally fluid performance of the Debussy [Quartet] that you could see how technically polished and interpretively insightful this quartet is."
 
Three days later, Brooklyn Rider played in Austin, Texas with the distinction of being the only classical group at NPR's showcase at the South By Southwest festival.

After the final stop, a concert with Two Foot Yard at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, the Philadelpia Inquirer's David Stearns summed up Brooklyn Rider perfectly: "My reaction on Saturday wasn't 'Isn't this interesting?' but 'Isn't this fun?'"

Visit BrooklynRider.com, and read its winter tour press at the Opus 3 Artists web site.