The Afiara String Quartet
Yuri Cho, violin
Valerie Li, violin
David Samuel, viola
Adrian Fun, violoncello

Paul Vasile, organ

Viatore (2005) - Peteris Vasks
Canto di forza (2002) - Peteris Vasks
String Quartet No. 4 (1999) - Peteris Vasks

We celebrate the work of acclaimed Latvian composer, Peteris Vasks, with the first New York City program dedicated entirely to his music. Known for deeply spiritual works which often incorporate elements from Latvian music and place them within a dynamic and challenging relationship with the language of contemporary music, the program will feature two monolithic works for organ and Vasks' alternatingly dramatic and tender String Quartet No. 4.

Organist Paul Vasile, the artistic director of Arts at The Park, will perform alongside the all-Canadian Afiara String Quartet, which is widely noted for its engaging, authentic presence and performances balancing “intensity and commitment” with “frequent moments of tenderness.” [The Montreal Gazette]. Winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the 2010 Young Canadian Musicians Award, top prizes at the Munich ARD International Music Competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition, where they also took the Szekely Prize for best Beethoven interpretation, the Afiara String Quartet has lively interest in new works and fresh insight into core classical repertoire.


Open:   05/08/12
Close:   05/08/12

05/08/12- 8:00
Theater:   Park Avenue Christian Church
Address:   1010 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028
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Cost:$15.00 - $20.00
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