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Aaron Jay Kernis

January 6, 2021

Hosted by the award-winning classical music radio announcer, Naomi Lewin, this episode features Aaron Jay Kernis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, and explores two pieces he wrote for Tippet Rise: First CLUB Date, for piano and cello, and String Quartet No. 4 (“Oasis"), for string quartet. We hear musicians, audience members and the art center’s cofounders reflect on Kernis’ work, and we hear the composer discuss a major inspiration for String Quartet No. 4 (“Oasis"): the rugged Montana landscape, which he calls “a heavenly place.”

Photo: James Florio