Benjamin Verdery, guitar with the St. Lawrence String Quartet - 92Y, New York

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Benjamin Verdery, guitar with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

Hear 92Y Art of the Guitar series artistic director, Benjamin Verdery, in a fascinating program ranging from audience favorites by Bach and Boccherini to brand new works.

The dynamic, high-energy St. Lawrence String Quartet joins Verdery for a world premiere by Bryce Dessner (known to many as a guitarist with The National), whose music NPR praised as “gorgeous and full -hearted.” Also on the program: Villa-Lobos’s hauntingly beautiful Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, and NYC premieres of works by Verdery himself and Seymour Bernstein – recently the subject of Ethan Hawke’s loving documentary film, Seymour: An Introduction.

  • Bach works for solo guitar
  • Seymour Bernstein, Searching for a Chorale (New York premiere)
  • Bryce Dessner, New work for guitar and string quartet (New York premiere; 92Y co-commission)
  • Benjamin Verdery, the rain falls equally on all things (New York premiere)
  • Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (arr. for solo guitar by Roland Dyens)
  • Boccherini, Guitar Quintet in D major, G.448, “Fandango”


Join us for a free pre-concert talk one hour before every performance with your ticket, led by Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.