• Silk Road Ensemble: Off the Map

For this week’s paper I wrote about terrific New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who play at Dominican University on Sunday afternoon. The group’s members—violist Nicholas Cords, violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, and cellist Eric Jacobsen—came together after meeting in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and in their own group they’ve displayed a similar interest in music from all corners of Asia (though they also dip into Cage and Debussy).