The Bryant Park String Quartet (BPQ) will perform the works of Haydn, Debussy and Bartok in the Geneva Room on Thursday, Sept. 22. Based in New York City, the Bryant Park Quartet performs a complete range of string quartet repertoire to a wide audience with “captivating elegance and a unique energetic style.” Comprised of recent graduates from The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University, the group has received numerous prestigious awards and honors since 2006. The performance begins at 8 p.m.
Strong proponents of community and education, the Bryant Park Quartet has developed residencies aimed at introducing chamber music to thousands of students in several U.S. school districts.
Members of BPQ have performed as soloists with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, and in recitals at Lincoln Center’s Paul Recital Hall, the Des Moines Art Center’s Levitt Auditorium, the Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall at Stony Brook University, Azusa Pacific University’s Munson Hall, Biola University’s Crowell Hall, and on the South Country Concert Series in Bellport, N.Y. Additionally, they have served as invited teaching artists at Azusa Pacific, Biola, and Cornell Universities, leading master classes and seminars, as well as coaching. Promoting their effort to reach a diverse audience, the BPQ has also presented recitals in art galleries, such as the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Seaport District Cultural Association’s Space Gallery in lower Manhattan; in outdoor concerts at Bryant Park; and in community centers and in private house concerts.
The Bryant Park String Quartet offers a uniquely dynamic and engaging playing style that any audience will enjoy no matter their familiarity with chamber music.