December 15, 2010
UPTON, NY — The Bryant Park Quartet will perform in concert at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, January 19, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
Based in New York City, the Bryant Park Quartet performs the spectrum of the string quartet repertoire, and audiences say they do so with captivating elegance and a unique energetic style. The Quartet is the recipient of a 2008 Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program grant and was a prizewinner in the 2010 Hugo Kauder International Music Competition. In recent seasons, the group has performed as soloists with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, in recitals at Lincoln Center’s Paul Recital Hall, the Des Moines Art Center’s Levitt Auditorium, and the Staller Center Recital Hall at Stony Brook University.
As the first Ensemble-in-Residence at Stony Brook’s Community Music Program, the Bryant Park Quartet has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a high level of chamber music to music students and the community. Through this residency, the Quartet works with young musicians in Stony Brook’s pre-college program, presents outreach lecture-demonstrations to string programs in nearby public schools, and hosts a summer chamber music camp.
For the concert at the Lab, the quartet will perform a selection of music to please all tastes, ranging from Adams and Stravinsky through Rachmaninov and Beethoven to Haydn and bluegrass.
For more information, call 631 344-2345.
The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.
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