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Sounds at Sunset

Sounds at Sunset: Reawakening Quartet (September 16)

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A special evening with the Reawakening Quartet, presented in collaboration with the American Symphony Orchestra

Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 6:00pm for a free chamber music concert at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Advanced RSVP encouraged. Click here to register. We will do our utmost to accept walk ups as space allows.


As the sun sets over the New York City skyline, a string quartet of ASO musicians invites you to reflect on our current journey of renewal and reawakening. This program includes pieces by all-American composers including Duke Ellington, George Walker and William Grant Still, with contemporary works by Gabriela Lena Frank and Carlos Simon.

Scroll below for musician details and further information on the program!

The ASO’s Chamber Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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About Reawakening Quartet


Elizabeth Nielsen, violin

Richard Rood, violin

Will Frampton, viola

Alberto Parrini, cello



Carlos Simon (1986- )
Warmth From Other Suns (2020)

     1. Rays of Light

Gabriela Lena Frank (1972- )
Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (2001)

     I. Toyos

     II. Chasqui

     III. Coquetos

William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Danzas de Panama (1948)

     1. Tamborito

     2. Mejorana y Socavon

     3. Punto

     4. Cumbia y Congo

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
arr. Paul Chihara (1938- )
Ellington Fantasy

     II. Sophisticated Lady

     III. Take the A Train

Daniel Bernard Roumain (1971- )
String Quartet No. 5, Parks (2005)

     II. Klap Ur Handz

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