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House Blend Concert II
Saturday, August 5, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ulysses Quartet, harpist Nuiko Wadden, and pipa soloist Sun Li traverse a world of plucked and bowed strings in a program featuring works by Tan Dun, Luciano Berio, Henriette Renié, and Rhiannon Giddens.
Brewed specially for the audience, PS21’s annual House Blend chamber music series features celebrated soloists and ensembles in programs of cutting edge new music and bold works of the past. With genre-defying collaborations that can only be experienced at PS21, we invite listeners to experience vital music in stimulating new ways.
Performed by the Ulysses Quartet, Sun Li, pipa, and Nuiko Wadden, harp
Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite for Two Violins, “Gulliver’s Travels” TWV 40:108 (1728)
Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option (2016)
for string quartet
Luciano Berio: Sequenza II (1963)
Henriette Renié: Trio for harp, violin and violoncello
1. Allegro risoluto (1901)
Wang Huiran: Dance of the Yi People (1960)
for pipa solo
Tan Dun: Concerto for String Quartet and Pipa (1999)
Performed by the Ulysses Quartet, Sun Li (pipa), Nuiko Wadden (harp)
PLUS at 1 PM, the Ulysses Quartet performs an intimate, limited audience, pay-as-you-wish event, with seating on the theater stage, featuring works by Beethoven and Zosha Di Castri. Sit alongside the quartet for an interactive performance and discussion of one of the classics of the repertoire and a new work by one of the leading voices in contemporary composition.