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The 92nd Street Y presents Aizuri Quartet plays Beethoven, Eleanor Alberga, and Barbara Strozzi

November 3

The 92nd Street Y, one of New York’s leading cultural venues, presents the Aizuri Quartet playing Beethoven, Eleanor Alberga, and Barbara Strozzi on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:30pm ET as part of its fall classical music season, its first fully in-person season since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert will also be available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast. Tickets for both the in-person and livestream options are $20-$45 and are available at 92y.org/event/aizuri-quartet.

One of today’s most dazzling rising string quartets, the Grammy Award-nominated Aizuri Quartet makes their first NYC main stage appearance with this concert. Exceptional musicians and imaginative programmers, they open their program with two short arrangements of madrigals by 17th Century composer Barbara Strozzi before the focal point of their concert — the pairing of a Beethoven masterwork with the first string quartet by the remarkable Jamaica-born British composer Eleanor Alberga. A rich and spellbinding work, Alberga describes the quartet as being “inspired by a lecture on physics and the fact that everything — including our own bodies — is essentially made of stardust.” Pairing it with the first of Beethoven’s Late Quartets – a work that marks the beginning of his journey into a transcendental world — allows the listener to experience a major Beethoven chamber work from a completely new perspective, and to hear two works from vastly different places and times, both at the edge of something new.

The program includes:
Strozzi: L’usignuolo (arr. Alex Fortes)
Strozzi: L’amante modesto (arr. Alex Fortes)
Eleanor Alberga: String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Emma Frucht, violin
Miho Saegusa, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello

Comprising 14 concerts performed in 92Y’s historic Kaufmann Concert Hall, the fall season includes two appearances by world-renowned pianist Richard Goode; an all-Rossini program from tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres; the first performance by The Knights as 92Y’s inaugural Ensemble in Residence; the 92Y debuts of rising star violinist Randall Goosby, intrepid cellist Seth Parker Woods, and the Grammy Award-nominated Aizuri Quartet; guitarist Ana Vidovic; MacArthur “Genius” Award winner and pianist Jeremy Denk, and others, performing a diverse group of repertoire which includes works of Eleanor Alberga, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Boulogne, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jessie Montgomery, César Franck, Florence Price, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and more.

A full list of performances and dates are listed below. Concerts are for fully vaccinated audiences. For more information, including purchasing tickets and COVID-19 protocols for in-person performances, please visit 92Y.org/Concerts.

The Marshall Weinberg Fall 2021 Classical Music Season continues with:
JERUSALEM QUARTET
AMANDA FORSYTH, cello
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 8 PM
Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108
Schubert: Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Concert also available via livestream and available for 48 hours from time of broadcast.

RICHARD GOODE, piano
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 7:30 PM
Schubert: Six Moments Musicaux, D. 780
Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

BERTA ROJAS, guitar
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8 PM
Presti: Ségovia
Duarte: Idylle pour Ida, Op. 93
Gilbert Biberian: Prelude No. 1 “Tombeau”
Presti: Danse Rythmique
Torroba: Sonatina
Anido: Preludio Lejania
Anido: Aire de Vidalita
Anido: Triste No. 1
Anido: El Misachico
Sérgio Assad: Anido’s Portrait (NY Premiere)
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

JEREMY DENK, piano
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 8 PM
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

ANA VIDOVIC, guitar
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3 PM
Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (trans. Despalj)
Sor: Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op. 9
Castelnuevo-Tedesco: Capriccio Diabolico, Op. 85 “Omaggio a Paganini”
Albéniz: Granada
Albéniz: Asturias
Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Barrios: La Catedral
Scarlatti: selected sonatas
Leo Brouwer: Un Dia de Noviembre
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

RANDALL GOOSBY, violin
ZHU WANG, piano
Thu, December 9, 2021, 7:30 PM
Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K 454
Price: Fantasy No. 1 in G Minor
Price: Fantasy No. 2 in F-sharp Minor
Price: Adoration
Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

THE KNIGHTS
ERIC JACOBSEN, conductor
COLIN JACOBSEN, violin
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 8 PM
Jessie Montgomery: Records from a Vanishing City
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 “Unfinished”
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Gottschalk: Symphony No. 2 “À Montevideo”
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, piano
Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3 PM
C.P.E. Bach: Suite in E Minor, Wq. 6/12
G. Catoire: Quatre Morceaux, Op. 12
Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

CONRAD TAO, piano
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 8 PM
Conrad Tao: Improvisation
John Adams: China Gates
Jason Eckardt: Antennaria plantaginifolia, “Pussytoes,” (from A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, Book 2)
J.S. Bach: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641
Conrad Tao: Grids of E
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Fred Hersch: Pastorale (Dedicated to Robert Schumann)
Conrad Tao: Premiere of KEYED IN
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.
About 92nd Street Y:  The 92nd Street Y (92Y) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92Y offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

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November 3

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