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VC Artist Aizuri Quartet’s “Aizuri Kids” — Episode 4

Check out this this interactive web series for children uses the string quartet as a catalyst for creative learning


In this fourth episode, VC Artist Aizuri Quartet asks “What could outer space sound like?” 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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Aizuri Quartet:

Emma Frucht & Miho Saegusa, violins

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Karen Ouzounian, cello


Special guests:

Curtis Asplund, Department of Physics & Astronomy, San Jose State University Paul Wiancko, composer



Eleanor Alberga: String Quartet No. 1

Paul Wiancko: “LIFT” for String Quartet // Music for the Sun, Pulsars, and a Black Hole


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 from the Alphadyne Foundation.

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