You have two free opportunities to see superb Brown student musicians performing Wednesday night, and it would behoove you to check one of them out. You can’t go wrong, either way. But what you don’t want is to try to attend both, and end up leaving in the middle of one of the concerts, and thus cause a distraction to one of the performers and become responsible for their train wreck. Here to help you make your decision, Blog lays down the basic facts.
1. BCA Presents: Speakeasy Vol. XIV [um, what is this, the Superbowl?]
When? 8 p.m.
Where? Faunce Underground
There will be three sets: Sage Snider, then Bryn Bliska and Jamie Fried, and then The Muffinheads. Check out each artist’s description on the Facebook event—they say it better than we could.
BCA has stated that they are infusing their speakeasy series with more funding in exchange for the lack of Fall Concert. Let’s see them put their money where their mouth is!
2. The Kronos Quartet Masterclass
When? 7:30 p.m.
Where? Creative Arts Center
The Kronos Quartet is spending a few days at Brown, during which they will be performing and teaching. They are not your grandma’s string quartet. They are intensely committed to exploring new horizons in music. In addition to their adaptations of Jimi Hendrix, Sigur Rós, and many others, they have collaborated with Paul McCartney, The National, Allen Ginsburg…the list goes on and on. (Here’s a somewhat more exhaustive list.)
Four student chamber music groups will be performing for them tomorrow evening, representing works of Shostakovich, Schubert, and Poulenc.