Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: 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. The quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for them by five American composers, was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award.
Hildegard von Bingen/Arr. Alex Fortes, Columba aspexit
Barbara Strozzi/Arr. Alex Fortes, L’usignuolo
Nina C. Young, Memento Mori—Phase I
Barbara Strozzi/Arr. Alex Fortes, L’amante modesto
Gabriella Smith, Carrot Revolution
Rhiannon Giddens (N.C.-born composer), At the Purchaser’s Option