House Blend Concert II: Telemann; Rhiannon Giddens; Berio; Henriette Renié; Wang Huiran; Tan Dun, with The Ulysses Quartet

  • Sat, Aug 5, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $10.00-$35.00 Buy Tickets

House Blend is PS21's annual chamber music series exploring a full range of adventurous music and creative modes of expression, fostering new collaborations specific to our place, venue, and audiences. 

The stylistically diverse series includes cutting edge new music and bold works of the past, creating new contexts for experiencing music in which even the familiar becomes surprising. All programs are developed for our space, and with an eye toward bringing virtuosic and thoughtful musicians together in genre defying collaborations. House Blend invites listeners to experience the thrill of hearing music in new ways. 

House Blend II Program, a double concert on August 5


FREE: House Blend Open Stages, 1 PM

  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3
  • Zosha Di Castri: String Quartet No. 1

    Performed by the Ulysses Quartet

Reserve your tickets here for the afternoon concert


Evening Concert, 7:00 PM

  • Telemann: Suite for Two Violins, “Gulliver’s Travels”
  • Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option
  • Luciano Berio: Sequenza II
  • Henriette Renié: Trio for harp, violin and violoncello 
    1. Allegro risoluto 
  • Wang Huiran: Dance of the Yi People (solo pipa)
  • Tan Dun: Concerto for String Quartet and Pipa

    Performed by the Ulysses Quartet, Sun Li (pipa), Nuiko Wadden (harp)

About the Artists: 


The Ulysses Quartet

Ulysses Quartet has been praised for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty,” as well as their “avid enthusiasm . . . [with] chops to back up their passion” (San Diego Story), “delivered with a blend of exuberance and polished artistry” (The Buffalo News).


The quartet—Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt on violin, Colin Brookes on viola and Grace Ho on cello—hail from Canada, the US, and Taiwan. They recently debuted at Alice Tully Hall and have performed in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, have performed at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, and internationally at the Harbin Grand Theatre, the Taiwan National Recital Hall, and other celebrated venues. Recent performance highlights have included their debut at Alice Tully Hall and appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Naumburg Orchestral Concerts. Their debut album will be released later this year, and four more albums, quartet works and collaborations with flutist Ransom Wilson and guitarist Ben Verdery, will follow.

Date & Time

Sat, Aug 5, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Established in Chatham, NY in 2006, PS21 supports innovative performing artists and creators and introduces their work to a broader audience, while also providing the surrounding region with opportunities for arts engagement regardless of economic status, cultural background, and age.


Five acres of PS21's 100+ acres are developed; the rest are meadows and woodlands. Situated near the theater are the Dance Barn, a rehearsal and performance venue, and two artists’ residences accommodating sixteen individuals. The PS21 property is also host to the Chatham Farm Animal Rescue. PS21's new theater and rural campus are important resources for both visiting artists and the community, optimized for the public's enjoyment and to encourage citizen expression and participation. 


The 350-seat theater is a state-of-the-art, green facility offering resident makers and performers the tools and flexibility for successful innovation and collaboration in the development of sophisticated multi-media work. Few other US facilities are able to provide this level of technical support. PS21 operates year-round, supporting performances by and residencies for dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, actors and creators. The summer season is PS21's public highlight, during which a full calendar of performances is augmented with a myriad of events and workshops, many of which are free of charge and involve community collaboration with the gifted artists in residence.


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