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At Q2 “Chou Wen-chung and the Brentano String Quartet”

At Q2 “Chou Wen-chung and the Brentano String Quartet”
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Chou Wen-chung (Belinda Quan) [from the Q2 page]

On Monday, September 20 at 7:00PM, Q2 presents an evening devoted to Chou Wen-chung — one of the legendary composers of our time. Host Nadia Sirota and Mr. Chou welcome some of today’s leading musicians, who will honor his profound contributions to contemporary music with a live performance from the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. This event will stream live on Q2 and be available as a videocast on this page and at The Green Space


Nadia Sirota

The highlight of the evening will be a performance of Mr. Chou’s expansive string quartet Clouds, by the Brentano String Quartet, who commissioned the work.
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From the Brentano web site

Also on the program is Chou’s The Willows Are New, performed by pianist Jenny Lin. This piece is based on a poem by Wang Wei (689-759) and uses the piano in decidedly non-Western-pianistic ways. Stephen Dydo will perform an ancient composition on a rare silk-stringed qin, and Claire Chase will play Edgard Varèse’s Density 21.5, for solo flute, which she recently performed to great acclaim at Alice Tully Hall.

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