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PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
Aizuri Quartet has established a unique position within today’s musical landscape, infusing their music-making with infectious energy, joy and warmth — cultivating curiosity in listeners and inviting audiences into the concert experience through their innovative programming, and the depth and fire of their performances.
With a penchant for fusing classical and contemporary forms, Aizuri has been praised by The Washington Post for “astounding” and “captivating” performances. In 2022, they opened for the legendary indie rock band Wilco, where over a span of five nights and with crowds totalling more than 15,000, they performed string quartet repertoire by living composers to ovations and critical acclaim. Other 2022 triumphs include a major concerto debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a fellowship with WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab and a prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. These recent accolades follow a Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition; along with a debut album, Blueprinting, that was released to critical acclaim, nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award and named one of NPR Music’s Best Classical Albums of 2018.
In its stunning and evocative program Sunrise, Aizuri Quartet takes audiences on a musical journey that spans from the darkness of night — beginning with Clara Schumann’s Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen — to the dawn of a new day, highlighted by the warmth of Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet.
Clara Schumann (arr. Karen Ouzounian): Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91
Tanya Tagaq (arr. Jacob Garchik): Sivunittinni
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”)
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CANCELED: Guest Lecturer: Gregory Brown
Monday, October 10 | 12PM – 12:50PM | Ruebush Hall, Room 148
The guest lecture featuring Gregory Brown has been canceled due to unavoidable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Chamber Music Masterclass with Aizuri Quartet
Monday, October 10 | 4PM – 5:30PM | Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall
Aizuri Quartet conducts a masterclass for two Shenandoah Conservatory undergraduate level chamber ensembles.
This masterclass, which is part of Performing Arts Live, is open to quiet observation by Shenandoah Conservatory students, faculty and Admissions Day prospective students. Seating is limited.
Special Youth Performance with Aizuri Quartet
Explore the unique qualities and music of the string quartet with a special youth performance.