A New York premiere by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto Correia, dedicated to the JACK and inspired by Hart Crane’s poem “The Bridge,” launches this evening of music drawn from the last 50 years of string quartet repertoire. Sabrina Schroeder’s elusive Slip Trains, comprised largely of harmonic tones and glissandi, precedes the skittering, jagged figures and eerie, time-stopping allure of Zosha di Castri’s first string quartet. Finally, György Ligeti’s second string quartet — a muscular, aggressive work with a muted, flickering final movement — transports the audience to another realm.
“Superheroes of the new music world.”
The Boston Globe