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OpenICE at Abrons Underground

  • Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

Abrons Underground Theater

Wolfgang Rihm: Musik Für Drei Streicher (1977)

Josh Modney, violin
Kyle Armbrust, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello

As its next installment of free OpenICE initiatives, ICE presents a rare performance of renowned German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s hourlong string trio Musik für Drei Streicher. An oblique tribute to Beethoven’s late quartets, Rihm’s 1977 work remains among the most ambitious in the string trio literature, relentless in its hyper-romantic expressivity and technical demands, “an unfathomable, clear, confused and passionate music, music that is precise and astonished, like human existence” (Wolfgang Rihm).

Earlier Event: January 21
ICE at Stanford Live
Later Event: January 28
ICE at Brandeis New Music