Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
Béla Fleck, a banjo virtuoso with 14 Grammys® and over 30 Grammy® nominations has worked in bluegrass, country, classical, jazz, and world music. Nominated for more Grammys® in more categories than anyone in music history, Béla has performed and collaborated with Edgar Meyer, Dave Matthews Band, Bonnie Raitt, the Grateful Dead, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and many more. This season, he takes the stage with the adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider known for its work with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road project, its commitment to existing quartet literature, and the creation of new works. From its appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to a recent tour in China, Brooklyn Rider is credited with “recreating the 300-year old form of the string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble” (NPR). The program is anchored by Night Flight On Water, Fleck’s newly composed quintet for banjo and string quartet, as well as other classical works.