American String Quartet with Salman Rushdie, narrator

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:30 pm

Composer Paul Cantelon, known for his film scores (The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, W, The Visit), premieres a new work for string quartet and narrator based on the text from Salman Rushdie’s 2008 novel The Enchantress of Florence, performed by the internationally recognized American String Quartet.

Paul Cantelon, Enchantress (world premiere)
Beethoven, String Quartet in B-flat Major,
Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

This concert is part of Composers Now, a festival that empowers all living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices, and honors the significance of their contributions to the cultural fabric of society. (

$45; $35 for members.

Salman Rushdie. Photography by Beowulf Sheehan.
American String Quartet. Photography by Peter Schaaf.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.