Puddingstone Music Festival invites you to a unique evening in an atmospheric location for music, poetry, painting (and food and wine!)

Fresh off their debut at Buffalo’s prominent summer music festival ArtPark, the new ensemble CS4, headed by violinist Chase Spruill brings to Puddingstone Music Festival a thrilling program including a New England Premiere to be performed in Newport's historic IYRS Boat Restoration Hall.

A specialist in the music for Philip Glass, having recorded multiple albums on the composer’s own label, CS4 brings its expertise to two major works for string quartet including Glass’s String Quartet No.4, dedicated to the artist Brian Buczak - and the New England premiere of Glass’s most recent work for quartet, the tempestuous String Quartet No.9 “King Lear” which was drawn from the composer’s 2019 music for the Broadway production starring Glenda Jackson as Lear.  The program is rounded out with a homage to the locale, Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude arranged for quartet.

The event will also feature poetry by Emily Manice as well as Alison Gibbons Watt’s large scale paintings.

Pre-Concert discussion with Chase Spruill and Richard Guérin, head of repertoire of Philip Glass’s publishing company and director of his record label.