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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
New York City's acclaimed Aeolus Quartet presents a very special program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that put humankind on the moon and Cornell's ties to space exploration. Mysterium will feature Oswaldo Golijov’s Tenebrae, which was inspired by the "Pale Blue Dot" photo taken by Voyager 1 of the Earth and the basis of Carl Sagan’s book of the same name.
Aeolus Quartet consists of violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Caitlin Lynch, and cellist Alan Richardson. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe. They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and they currently make their home in New York City.
Oswaldo Golijov, "Tenebrae;"
Alexandra Bryant, "Mysterium;"
Beethoven, Op 131
“Impressive musical intelligence guided every technical and dramatic turn...” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Aeolus Quartet combin(es) smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery." —The Baltimore Sun