ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 9, 2 PMLECTURE-PERFORMANCEBorromeo Quartet & Donald Berman, piano
Lecturer: Composer Elena Ruehr
Observe the collaborative process between composer and musicians in this lecture-performance. Composer Elena Ruehr will speak about her new composition, The Worlds Revolve, and will be joined by the Borromeo String Quartet and pianist Donald Berman who will be preparing the piece for its world premiere that evening. More details about the Borromeo Quartet and program. Elena Ruehr 160ABOUT THE COMPOSER: An award winning faculty member at MIT, Elena Ruehr is also a Guggenheim Fellow and has been a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute and composer-in -residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which performed and recorded her major orchestral works (O’Keeffe Images, BMOP Sound) as well as the opera Toussaint Before the Spirits (Arsis Records). Three of her six string quartets were commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet, who have recorded How She Danced: String Quartets of Elena Ruehr. Her quartets have also been performed by the Biava, Borromeo, Lark, ROCO and Shanghai string quartets. Free, no tickets required.