The String Orchestra of Brooklyn‘s annual String Theories Festival focuses on music for strings written in the 21st century. This year’s festival opens with a double bill of chamber ensembles that push the boundaries of traditional chamber music to include influences of jazz, noise, and metal.
Gabriel Zucker presents the first full performance of his England suite. A wide-ranging set of compositions grounded in chamber music but with elements of improvisation, folk song, and live electronic manipulation, Zucker originally conceived of the suite while living in the UK. The music comprises a portion of Zucker’s Leftover Beats From The Edges Of Time, a nearly two-hour epic work for his large ensemble The Delegation. Portions of the suite were premiered in a solo recital at Weill Hall in 2017; this concert marks the work’s first complete performance.