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Brooklyn Rider
"Seven Steps"
Playing on Monday at Le Poisson Rouge
(158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village)
Get: Tickets ($25) | Directions 

Genre-melding new-music string quartet Brooklyn Rider nourishes its rich, eclectic sound through a diet of classical staples (among them Mozart, Debussy, Glass), home-grown compositions and fruitful global collaborations, including participating in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.

The ensemble — comprising Nicholas Cords (viola), Johnny Gandelsman (violin), Colin Jacobsen (violin) and Eric Jacobsen (cello) — is named after its home borough and Der Blaue Reiter, the early 20th-century expressionists’ movement.

On Monday night, the group will join fellow musicians Lisa Bielawa and Bruce Levingston at the Premiere Commission 10th anniversary concert at Le Poisson Rouge.

Download the title track, “Seven Steps” from Brooklyn Rider's forthcoming album above and watch its 2010 Soundcheck performance of the piece “Loveland.”