The new wave of classical performance meets the cutting edge of composition at Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland. Genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider is credited with evolving the 300-year-old form of the string quartet into a vibrant 21st-century force. They've been hailed by String magazine as "the future of chamber music," and the Los Angeles Times praises their versatility as "one of the wonders of contemporary music." Eclectic singer-songwriter/composer Gabriel Kahane's songs combine classical compositions with pop melodies and folk riffs, with influences ranging from musicals to string quartets. Kahane, who has written commissioned works for the Kronos Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, meets Brooklyn Rider at the Newmark for a night of deeply absorbing music. The quartet will perform selections from Kahane's Come on all you Ghosts and Bradbury Studies, his recent essay for string quartet based on the song "Bradbury (304 Broadway)," as well as selections from his much-lauded 2014 Sony release, The Ambassador. Also on the program are selections from the Brooklyn Rider album Almanac and Schubert's great Rosamunde Quartet.