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Aizuri Quartet w/ Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Haydn: Quartet Op. 64, No. 3 - ii. Adagio

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Having formed three years ago, the Aizuri Quartet has already won multiple prizes and international competitions. Making their PCMS debut, this fab foursome of recent Juilliard and Curtis graduates will be joined by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a pianist whose annual appearances with PCMS are always highlights of each season. Solzhenitsyn describes the Shostakovich Piano Quintet (which concludes our 30th Anniversary Season) as “a very unusual work, ambiguous and mystical. Many have found hidden references, but it’s still pure music that speaks for itself, and demonstrates how intimate and personal chamber music is.”

Drozdov: Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 11 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Haydn: Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57

Aizuri Quartet

The Aizuri Quartet is currently the String Quartet-in-Residence at the venerated Curtis Institute of Music. During the course of its residency, the Quartet will appear in various venues throughout Philadelphia, including Field Concert Hall, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, World Café Live, and on WRTI’s musician-hosted radio special “Philadelphia Music Makers.” In.

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Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Recognized as one of today's most gifted artists, and enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, Ignat Solzhenitsyn's lyrical and poignant interpretations have won him critical acclaim throughout the world. Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ignat Solzhenitsyn is much in demand.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info