Boston String Player at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium, 161
Friday, October 19, 2012 – 7:30-9:30 pm
$16 MFA members, seniors & students, $20 non-members
purchase tickets online or by phone at 1-800-440-6975 or in person at the MFA ticket desk.

Think of how lovely a top-notch string quartet sounds. Now multiply that by about three, and you’ll have Boston String Players, an artistic ensemble comprising current students and recent alumni of over a dozen music schools in the Boston area. Founded in 2007 by artistic director and conductor Motoki Tanaka, their performances combine traditional classical pieces with contemporary (and decidedly non-classical) works and original compositions.

They’ll be kicking off their sixth season at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, for a multimedia program that will premiere new choreography and an arrangement of Björk’s Unravel for strings, electronics and visuals.

The full program is as follows:
1. Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.3
2. Benjamin Britten – Simple Symphony (From the film “Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson)
Featuring the premiere of a new choreography by Andrea Higgins
3. Béla Bartók – Divertimento for Strings
4. Bj̦rk РUnravel
Arranged for strings and electronics by Chad Gray
Featuring visual art by Christopher Saunders

These “kids” are really, really good. Have a look and listen below.

If you’re so inclined, you can join the ensemble for a cocktail hour at Taste (a cafe and wine bar across from the auditorium) preceding the performance, for an informal ‘meet and greet.’ You can also check out the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

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