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

The Alexander Schneider Concert

This concert is supported in part by Grant Greapentrog

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