Brooklyn Rider returns to Big Ears

Ace Edewards talks to Michael Nicolas, cellist of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, about their two performances at the Big Ears Festival.

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Brooklyn Rider returns to Big Ears

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Ace Edewards talks to Michael Nicolas, cellist of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, about their two performances at the Big Ears Festival.

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