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Playing on the Edge 2: Modern String Quartet Works performed by Sirius Quartet

September 30, 2022 8:00 PM EDT

The award-winning Sirius Quartet takes the Weill Recital Hall stage with music from their recent Navona Records release PLAYING ON THE EDGE 2, in addition to original world premieres from ensemble members Jeremy Harman, Gregor Huebner, and Fung Chern Hwei. The string quartet delivers a versatile and innovative repertoire, with contemporary works from living composers that bend genres and push the envelope of classical music.


Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York NY United States

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PLAYING ON THE EDGE VOL. 2 is available from Navona Records.


  • Bruce Babcock
    Watcher of the Sky
  • Roger Fong
    Variations on Emotions
  • John Summers
    String Quartet: I.
  • Daniel Burwasser
    Puck’s Game
  • Gregory Huebner
    Aleppo: City of Chaos
  • Jeremy Harman
    At Sea (Scatter the Ashes)
  • Gregory J. Harris
    String Quartet No. 1
  • Bruce Klepper
  • Dayton Kinney
    The Canary Who Sang
  • Fung Chern Hwei

Sirius Quartet

Sirius Quartet

“Versatility and flair with lively improvisations… Driving rhythms and aggressive arpeggios were woven around an elusive cello melody in this engaging score.” — The New York Times

“One of the highlights of the festival… each breakout solo seemed as inevitable as it was spontaneous.” — The Wall Street Journal

“For nearly two hours, the group dazzled the packed house with virtuosic, rock-inflected, jazz-grounded, classical-minded polyglot music that was by turns lilting and churning, diaphanous and crushing, placid and rhythmic, soothing and fiery… always compelling and always exhilarating.” — Imperfect Fifths

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy rarely witnessed on stage, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach that makes labels like ‘New Music’ sound tame.

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan’s biggest jazz event – and many others.

Having premiered works by significant living composers, Sirius continues their long-running commitment to musical innovation with bold, original works by its own members, pushing beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments by incorporating popular song forms, extended techniques, gripping improvisations and undeniable, contemporary grooves.


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Bruce Babcock

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Roger Fong

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John Summers

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Daniel Burwasser

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Gregory Huebner

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Jeremy Harman

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Gregory J. Harris

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Bruce Klepper

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Dayton Kinney

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Fung Chern Hwei

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