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EP.5 - BEETHOVEN’S BERRY BONANZA

How do music and food go together? In the Aizuri Quartet, we layer our sounds and blend four instruments together to create one group sound. That got us thinking, there are many foods that have layers - layers of different flavors that blend together. Food and music are great partners! It's like unlocking another way we can use our imagination, by connecting our ears to the sense of taste. How is the quartet sound related to a lasagna fresh out of the oven? Can we sound like a creamy vanilla pudding? After rehearsal, it's time to cook a very berry treat, all while listening to Beethoven's gorgeous String Quartet Op. 127!

 

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EP.4 - MUSIC IN SPACE

What could outer space sound like? In this episode, the Aizuris rehearse Eleanor Alberga's String Quartet No. 1, and chat with special guests, Curtis and Paul, who take us on a musical trip around the sun, the stars, and even a black hole!

 

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EP.3 - WHAT’s IN A QUARTET????

It's time for rehearsal! Help the Aizuris become a complete group again by learning about what makes up a string quartet. Then, music from Karen's childhood will take us high into the sky. Let's learn about the different types of beautiful clouds that float above our heads! 

 

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EP.2 - WAWANI: SOUNDS OF CELEBRATION

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté loves the joyful handclapping songs from her childhood in Mali! These songs are often about being together with your family and your community, and she wrote Wawani inspired by that tradition. We love it because we get to make music in three different ways — by playing with our bows, plucking our strings, and clapping. Come join the circle with the quartet and let the music make you smile!

*Wawani is from the Kronos Quartet: 50 for the Future Free String Quartet Library

 

EP.1 - NANCARROW’s ANIMALS & THE QUEST FOR THE TOMATO

Which animal is your favorite: an octopus, an armadillo, a hippopotamus, or a yellow mountain lion? In this first episode, the Aizuri Quartet introduces the bouncy and zany music of Conlon Nancarrow by transforming each instrument into one of these animals. Then, watch the four hungry friends as they search the garden for the perfect snack!

 
 
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Season 2 is made possible in partnership with Salon de Virtuosi by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and a generous grant form the Alphadyne Foundation.

For more information about Salon de Virtuosi, please visit www.sdev.org

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