Borromeo String Quartet

Friday, January 14, 2011 8:00 PM


Tenri Cultural Institute presents the joint GM Recordings and Living Archive release of :

As It Was, Is and Will Be:
music of Béla Bartók, Gunther Schuller, and Mohammed Fairouz

The concert features the World Premiere of
Mohammed Fairouz's


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Bach: Passcaglia and Fuge, arranged by Nicholas Kitchen, with electronic processing
Mohammed Fairouz: Chorale Fantasy (World Premiere)
Gunther Schuller: "Canzona" from String Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3 (with video projection of the manuscript)

About Borromeo String Quartet
Since their explosive debut in 1989, the critically acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet have become one of the most sought after strings quartets in the world, performing over 100 concerts of classical and contemporary literature across three continents each season. Audiences and critics alike champion their revealing explorations of Beethoven, Bartók, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, and Golijov, and their affinity for making even the most challenging contemporary repertoire approachable and enlightening. The Borromeo Quartet's long-standing and celebrated residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been called "one of the defining experiences of civilization in Boston" [Boston Globe] and their ongoing concert series at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York has been hailed as "one of New York's best kept secrets" [New York Sun].

About the CD

The Borromeo String Quartet's latest album, called "As It Was, Is, and Will Be" was artist-edited by Nicholas Kitchen and Gunther Schuller for a joint GM Recordings/Living Archive release on January 14. The album is unique among classical music releases in that it features both LIVE-IN-CONCERT and STUDIO versions of Gunther Schuller's masterpiece, String Quartet No. 4.

The disc also offers Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 4, and "Lamentations and Satire" and recent work by composer Mohammed Fairouz, a swiftly rising star in the classical firmament.

The Place
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street, New York, NY
(212) 645-2800


$25 general, $20 students/seniors