Ieva Jokubaviciute and the Aeolus Quartet

July 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music Room

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Join the faculty-artists of GWU’s Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute for an evening of chamber music at The Phillips Collection. Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jockubaviciute, celebrated by The Washington Post as “complex, almost impossibly detailed and riveting in every way,” and the Aeolus Quartet, praised by The Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” perform a program featuring Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op 10; Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 5, Op. 102 No. 2; and Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor.  

Program 

Claude Debussy (1863–1918)
String Quartet in G minor, Op.10
Animé et très decide
Assez vif et bien rythmé
Andantino, doucement expressif
Très modéré 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Cello Sonata No.5, Op. 102 No. 2
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
Allegro 

Intermission

César Franck (1822–1890)
Piano Quintet in F minor
Molto moderato quasi lento
Lento, con molto sentimento
Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

Ieva Jokubaviciute, a Lithuanian pianist known for her deep musical and emotional commitment to a wide range of repertoire, has an ability to communicate the essential substance of a work that has led critics to describe her as possessing "razor-sharp intelligence and wit" (The Washington Post) and as "elegant and engaging" (The Wall Street Journal). She regularly appears at international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Chesapeake Chamber Music, and Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England.

The Aeolus Quartet
Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violins
Gregory Luce, viola
Alan Richardson, cello

The Aeolus Quartet, Praised by Strad Magazine for their "high-octane" performance, the Aeolus Quartet is among the finest young string quartets performing today. Violinist Nicholas Tavani, and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson formed the Aeolus Quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes in nearly every major competition in the United States, and performed across the globe to great acclaim.