Poorwill Lane Duo
Hyeyung Sol Yoon, violin and Gregory Beaver cello
This musically-connected couple has worked together for years, as members of the famed Chiara String Quartet and as founding directors of the new organization Open Space Music, connecting artists and communities through digital technology throughout the world. They are now based in Jersey City, NJ, and are performing this May at Raritan River Music Festival for the first time. Their program will include new music by Carlos Simon – inspired by the art of Bill Traylor, a Black man who was enslaved at birth and was an eyewitness to American history from Civil War to Jim Crow segregation – plus NJ premieres of works by Matthew Fuerst and Anjna Swaminathan.