Credit Photo: Erin Baiano

Wednesday, November 7, 7pm {120 College Street}

Performance: Healing Modes by Brooklyn Rider. 

“[Brooklyn Rider’s] superb playing is matched only by the thought, commitment and inspiration its members pour into projects…making the string quartet not a relic of times long gone, but a vessel for the shape of music to come” – NPR Music.

BMCM+AC presents the Asheville debut of the eclectic string quartet Brooklyn Rider with premiere of their new project Healing Modes. The healing properties of music have been recognized from ancient Greek civilization to the field of modern neuroscience and expressed in countless global traditions. The slow movement of Beethoven’s Opus 132, a ‘Song of Holy Thanksgiving From a Convalescent to the Deity in the Lydian mode,’ is among the most profound expressions of healing in the string quartet repertoire. This autumnal masterwork is presented in its entirety alongside five compact new commissions which explore the subject of healing from a wide range of historical and cultures perspectives. Composers include Tyondai Braxton, Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw.

$10 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $15 non-members