Musica Viva NY's Quartet-in-Residence Performs Works by Golijov, Biber, and Beethoven

Musica Viva NY's Quartet-in-Residence Performs Works by Golijov, Biber, and Beethoven

iMusica Viva NY presents the Aeolus Quartet-its quartet-in-residence-in a program of Osvaldo Golijov, Heinrich Biber, Ludwig van Beethoven, and a world premiere by Alexandra T Bryant on Sunday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Bohemian National Hall. The concert is co-presented with the Dvo?ák American Heritage Association and marks the start of a new partnership between the two organizations.

Tickets, priced at $40, are available by visiting or can be purchased at the door.

Additional concerts in Musica Viva NY's 2018-19 season include Bernstein at 100 on Sunday, March 10 at The Brick Church, celebrating Bernstein's centennial; and Homage on Sunday, May 19 at The Brick Church, spotlighting composers paying tribute to the past masters who inspired them.

Program Information

A Co-Production with the Dvo?ák American Heritage Association

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021


Aeolus Quartet


Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae

Heinrich Biber: Passacaglia

Alexandra T Bryant: Mysterium
(World Premiere inspired by Biber's Passacaglia)

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C? minor, Op. 131

About The Artists

Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining "smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery," the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works to diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. Formed in 2008, the Quartet is comprised of violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Caitlin Lynch, and cellist Alan Richardson. The all-American quartet has received prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings "worthy of a major-league quartet" (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News). They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and they currently make their home in New York City. The Quartet's 2018-19 season includes a collaboration with the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art featuring dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group, a residency with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and extensive touring throughout the United States. In summer 2019, the Quartet will be featured at the Artosphere Festival presented by the Walton Arts Center.

Hailed as a "promising composer" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Alexandra T Bryant has been lauded for her "ability to convey myriad moods through clear thematic materials and coloristic contrasts." She has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, William Preucil, the Aeolus Quartet in collaboration with the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading with the NEA, The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, KINETIC, Katherine Murdock and Mark Hill, Duo Scordatura, and the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy. Alexandra has served on the faculty of the Luzerne Music Center as composer-in-residence and participated in the Cabrillo Festival.

Dr. Bryant is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Shepherd School of Music, and the University of Maryland. She currently lives in the greater Twin Cities with her husband, Nicholas, son Cole, and their dog, Maple and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN.

Image at top of release by Deborah Feingold

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