String Orchestra of Brooklyn at Roulette Reviewed

From The New York Times:

Concert programs often feature works with starkly contrasting styles, but an imaginative lineup at Roulette on Thursday by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn included three pieces that created a consistent mood.

The program, “Dimensions of Time and Silence,” opened with Morton Feldman’s solemn, spare “Rothko Chapel” (1971) for soprano, viola, percussion, celesta and chorus, composed for the building of the same name in Houston. Its gentle harmonies and quiet interjections on percussion (Christopher Graham) and celesta (Vasudevan Panicker) are gently interwoven with lonely viola melodies, elegantly rendered here by Emily Brookwater.