Brooklyn Rider Music 'Tour' Brings The Midwest Premiere of Brooklesca

Brooklyn Rider, the chamber ensemble that NPR describes as “powerful”, will present a music tour at its July 16 Ravinia debut in the Martin Theatre. The ensemble—made up of members from The Knights, violinistsJohnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Eric Jacobsen—will take listeners on a romp through culture, style and geography (much like Bartók’s explorations of folk music in Europe and the Far East), ending with the Midwest premiere of Jacobsen’s Brooklesca, an aurally colorful tour of the melting pot that is Brooklyn. The program also features Mozart’s String Quartet K. 421; Jacobsen’s Three Persian Miniatures, Ljova’s Budget Bulgar and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2.