Dream House Quartet

5.5.23 | 7:30pm–9pm

Featuring Works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (US Premiere), David Chalmin, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, and Thom Yorke

May 05, 2023 | 7:30pm–9pm |


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Dream House Quartet presented their new EP on Deutsche Grammophon on April 14, 2023!

Formed in 2018, Dream House Quartet fuses decades of musical mastery of classical and contemporary forms. Legendary dueling pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque alongside pioneering composer-guitarists Bryce Dessner (The National, C’mon C’mon, Bardo) and David Chalmin (Innocence, La Terre Invisible) perform unparalleled works by visionary composers from the past half-century.

The quartet’s premiere North American tour brings newly commissioned works from Thom Yorke (Radiohead) featuring his first compositions for classical music and concert halls for two pianos, electronics and modular synthesizer, world premieres from Bryce Dessner, David Chalmin, and works from Philip Glass, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, and more.

A daring triumph.
Rarely has the weft and warp of the score been so realized, its question-and-answer dialogue with such perfect (and natural)

About this performance

This one-night-only performance of Dream House Quartet is curated by acclaimed Grammy® award-winning musician, composer, arranger, and guitarist Bryce Dessner ’98BA ’99MM who,  nearly 25 years after graduating from Yale, has returned to New Haven  as the Schwarzman Center's inaugural artist-in-residence for music. As a feature of his multi-year residency, Dessner has curated and commissioned new works from a roster of emerging creators, produced in partnership with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann, including Julia Bullock, Ash Fure, Nathalie Joachim, Kaneza Schaal, and Anna Thorvaldsdóttir—artists whose works amplify their lived experiences across gender, race, and culture. Read more

North American Premiere Tour Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

Dan Bora, Sound

Sami Pyne, Associate Producer / Tour Manager

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    Dream House Quartet from l. to r., Maria Labèque, David Chalmin, Katia Labèque, and Bryce Dessner; photo: Mélanie Bordas