The Spring of Akira Nishimura
Hear Japanese composer Akira Nishimura’s latest work, Spring, in its Washington premiere, along with his second string quartet, Pulse of Light. Both are performed by four recent winners of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. Nishimura, former composer-in-residence with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, has written works for the Kronos and Arditti Quartets, among many others. The program also includes Haydn’s Quartet op. 64, no. 6, and Mendelssohn’s lyrically beautiful String Quartet in D.