The world premiere performance of a new work by W4 New Music Collective is the headlining act for The String Orchestra of Brooklyn’s String Theories Festival.
Whether by choice or circumstance, there are times that we walk the road alone. Acknowledging these moments in their own lives, composers Matt Frey, Tim Hansen, and Molly Herron have collaboratively created Solo, a multi-movement instrumental work for The String Orchestra of Brooklyn. A rotating cast of soloists from every section of the orchestra highlight movements expressing different aspects of solitude. Each composer makes a personal connection with a poet from the past to inspire their work: Sara Teasdale, Hafez, and Rainer Maria Rilke, poets who have written extensively on self-truth and individuality.
West Fourth New Music Collective (W4) is an international group of composers who explore aspects of the human experience by presenting original music at public concert events. Born in the spirit of collaboration, these cohesively-themed concerts are created from a dynamic combination of the composer’s individual voices along with those of guest musical ensembles and artists from other disciplines.
Founded in 2007, String Orchestra of Brooklyn has become an integral part of New York City’s vibrant and diverse musical landscape, bringing together creative instrumentalists, composers, and like-minded organizations and ensembles to collaborate on adventurous musical projects and present them to the public at an affordable price.