September 12, 2021, 4 pm
Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium, Sleepy Hollow, NY


We open the 2021 – 2022 season with an innovative ensemble that was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for their album Freedom and Faith. They’ve been applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music.” And in January 2019 they received Chamber Music America’s prestigious Visionary Award in recognition of ensembles who have “led the field in creative thinking and innovation!”

The program will open with a work by Vijay Iyer a composer who has been called “a deeply important young star” (LA Weekly). His works have been commissioned by the Brentano Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and the LA Philharmonic.

The following pieces are from PUBLIQuartet’s MIND | THE | GAP project which bridges the gap between diverse musical genres through group improvisation.

The program:

Vijay Iyer (b. 1971) – Dig the Say (2012)
I. carry the ball
IIa. this thing together
IIb. up from the ground
III. to live tomorrow 10′ 

PUBLIQuartet – MIND | THE | GAP: Pavement Pounding Rose (2019), improvisations on Fats Waller’s “Honeysuckle Rose” 

PUBLIQuartet – MIND | THE | GAP: Free Radicals (2021), improvisations on “Law Years” and “Street Woman” by Ornette Coleman 

Program Notes

PUBLIQuartet – MIND | THE | GAP: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues (2021) , improvisations on music by Tina Turner, Betty Davis, Alice Coltrane, and Ida Cox 10′

PUBLIQuartet – MIND | THE | GAP: What Is American?  (2016)  improvisations on Antonin Dvorak’s “American” Quartet (Op. 96) 

I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Lento
III. Molto vivace
IV. Finale. Vivace ma non troppo

Tickets for PUBLIQuartet Are Sold-Out

In order to provide social distancing in the auditorium, seating will be limited. We have reached our maximum capacity and individual tickets are no longer available.

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