Musica Viva NY presents Aeolus Quartet
Our prize-winning quartet-in-residence, Aeolus Quartet, curates and performs a program which features, at its core, Bohemian composer Heinrich Biber’s Passacaglia, the last of his renowned 17th-century Rosary sonatas. The enigmatic journey through the joyful, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries in the Biber Rosary sonatas is reflected in Golijov’s Tenebrae and Beethoven’s monumental string quartet Op. 131, and Passacaglia provides the inspiration for Alexandra Bryant’s world premiere.
The performance takes place in the beautiful Bohemian National Hall. Built in 1896, and reopened in 2008 after extensive renovations, the Bohemian National Hall was named a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1994.
This concert marks the beginning of a new and exciting partnership between Musica Viva NY and the Dvořák American Heritage Association.
ALEXANDRA T BRYANT
World premiere inspired by Biber’s Passacaglia
String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131
Pre-concert talk at 4pm at The Bohemian National Hall.