Concerts from the Library of Congress

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Aizuri Quartet

Aizuri Quartet
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

IN-PERSON CONCERT, COOLIDGE AUDITORIUM

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Stradivari Anniversary - Aizuri Quartet

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


Winners of the coveted Cleveland Quartet Award, the Aizuri Quartet delights with a bold program featuring a soulful, beautiful and surprising collection of songs from diverse time periods, traditions and styles, written and arranged for string quartet. “Elegant, inquisitive,” is The New Yorker’s comment on this young quartet, noted for concerts with trailblazing, imaginative programming. Commissions range from new arrangements of vocal pieces by Hildegarde von Bingen and Carlo Gesualdo to Shawn Jaeger’s we were happy were we, premiered this season. The quartet draws its name from aizuri-e, a style of predominantly blue Japanese wood-block printing notable for its vibrancy and striking detail.

Preconcert Conversation with the Artists: 6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion

SHAWN JAEGER

we were happy were we (Washington, DC premiere)

ROBERT SCHUMANN

String Quartet in A minor, op. 41/1

“The Aizuri Songbook”

JOANNA NEWSOM / CHRISTINA COURTIN

“Bridges and Balloons”

FRANZ SCHUBERT / MICHI WIANCKO

“Der Lindenbaum” from Winterreise, D. 911

CLARA SCHUMANN / KAREN OUZOUNIAN

“Ich Stand in Dunkeln Träumen,” op. 13/1

CLAUDE DEBUSSY / MIHO SAEGUSA

Romance: “Voici que le printemps”

CÉCILE CHAMINADE / LEMBIT BEECHER

Ronde d’amour: “Ah! Si l’amour prenait les racines”

AMERICAN TRADITIONAL / GEORGE MEYER

“Working on a Building”

ANNA ROBERTS-GEVALT

After Lester

ELIZABETH COTTEN / OUZOUNIAN

“Freight Train”

ELEANOR ALBERGA

Remember

BEN RUSSELL

Weather Vane

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