The Clarice Presents Brooklyn Rider
"A String Quartet of Boundless Imagination" NPR Music
“Healing Mode” is inspired by the healing properties of music, which have been recognized from ancient Greek civilization to the field of modern neuroscience and expressed in countless global traditions. The slow movement of Beethoven’s Opus 132, a ‘Song of Holy Thanksgiving From a Convalescent to the Deity in the Lydian mode,’ is among the most profound expressions of healing in the string quartet repertoire. “Healing Mode” is presented in its entirety alongside five compact new commissions, which explore the subject of healing from a wide range of historical and cultures perspectives. Composers include Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts and recent Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw and Du Yun.