Clifton Center to Host Concert by Brooklyn Rider
The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, is partnering with the Louisville Chamber Music Society to host a concert by the highly praised string quarter Brooklyn Rider on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30pm. This game-changing quartet has been hailed as "the future of chamber music" and will thrill the audience with an adventurous performance featuring an eclectic repertoire. Tickets are $25 and are available at Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, or online at cliftoncenter.org.
The genre-defying quartet from Brooklyn, NY includes four musicians - Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen on violins, Nicholas Cords on viola, and Eric Jacobsen on cello. Celebrating its tenth anniversary with its most ambitious venture to date, Brooklyn Rider launches the 2014-15 season with the release of the Brooklyn Rider Almanac on Mercury Classics, accompanied by a U.S. tour. The album forms the centerpiece of a groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project for which the quartet commissioned 15 new works, each inspired by a respective artistic muse, from composers ranging from Wilco's Glenn Kotche of indie rock fame to jazz icon Bill Frisell.
"They are four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven-goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Clifton Center's programming is made possible by the help of generous supporters, such as: MINI of Louisville, Louisville Metro Government, West Sixth Brewing Company, DD Williamson, Carmichael's Bookstore, Republic Bank, Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, 91.9 WFPK and the Friends of the Clifton Center. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, also provides operating support to the Clifton Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ABOUT THE CLIFTON CENTER
The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, is an historic facility that serves as a gathering place for art, culture and ideas that enrich our community. Housed in a renovated former school building, the Center is home to the studios of artists Martin Rollins and Lucretia Beatty, the Ballet Arts and Ruric-Amari Dance studios, the Louisville Visual Art Association's LVAA @ the Clifton Center art education studio, a UofL off-campus classroom, and the administrative offices of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.
In addition to Mini of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center events, the Clifton Center hosts hundreds of events each year in its role as a rental facility including weddings, conferences, business meetings, art shows and receptions.
For more information, visit www.cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheCliftonCenter.