Our annual String Theories Festival focuses on music for strings written in the 21st century. This year’s festival opens with a double bill of chamber ensembles that push the boundaries of traditional chamber music to include influences of jazz, noise, and metal.

SEVEN)SUNS is a string quartet that plays dystopian music rooted in the language of avant metal and hardcore. Our repertoire is drawn from works by the members of the group, re-imagined string quartet versions of metal and hardcore songs, as well as music from the Western art music tradition that we decide fits our sound/time/place.

Gabriel Zucker is a pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York, whose work combines maximalist compositions with the progressive improvisation of New York’s creative music scene. His music has received two ASCAP composition awards, and was awarded 4.5 stars in Downbeat. A Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Zucker has performed throughout New York at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Jazz Gallery as well as in 18 countries around the world.

$18 online
$25 at the door