Aizuri Quartet
Marcy Rosen, cello

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets to the original date will gain you entrance to this recital. 

For its PCMS return, the Aizuri Quartet is joined by esteemed cellist Marcy Rosen for a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major. Representing the peak of Schubert’s instrumental oeuvre, the quintet is one of the most remarkable compositions in the entire repertoire of Romantic chamber music—it remains one of those musical enigmas whose mystery is only deepened by repeated hearings. Complementing the Schubert is a first half of Alberga and Dvořák. Of these works the Aizuri members write: “Eleanor Alberga was an amazing discovery for us. She’s a prominent Jamaican, UK-based composer whose music we haven’t heard much in the States. We thought she would be an excellent option for a contemporary European composer with a really compelling, substantial style. We also thought the Dvořák would be a nice way to retain the song element in the first half of our April 30 program (replacing our original songbook plans).”

DvořákCypresses [Sel.]
Alberga: String Quartet No. 1
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

The Alexander Schneider Concert

This concert is supported in part by Grant Greapentrog

The Artist(s)

Aizuri Qt
Aizuri Quartet
Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize and the CAG Management Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.… Read More
Marcy Rosen, cello
Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her "one of the intimate art's abiding treasures." She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States.… Read More


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