Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with Martin Bresnick, Argus String Quartet & Friends

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

On September 11, the Argus String Quartet & Friends will play a concert featuring the music of Martin Bresnick, in honor of the composer’s 70th birthday. Bresnick’s expressive and direct music has influenced a generation of composers, including many Bang on a Can regulars. The program is fancifully titled "Homeward bound with a lawyer-horse, mice, and a worker who reads," and will include his Going Home, String Quartet #2 (Bucephalus), Josephine the Singer, and Songs of the Mouse People. and


"Argus Quartet...played with supreme melodic control and total authority" Calgary Herald


The Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. Argus recently began an appointment as the Yale School of Music’s fellowship quartet-in-residence and is the first ensemble to be mentored by the Brentano String Quartet in that capacity.


Press Release (PDF)


For the sixth year in a row, The Noguchi Museum partners with Bang on a Can to present an innovative performance series held at the Museum. This performance will take place in the ground-floor indoor gallery. Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Image: Martin Bresnick. Photo by Mark Ostow.