Aizuri Quartet and Ballet Des Moines

Modern String Quartet

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Hoyt Sherman Place

Des Moines, Iowa

Fri, Feb 28, 2025

7:30 PM

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Aizuri Quartet

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The Aizuri Quartet has established a unique position within today’s musical landscape, infusing their music-making with infectious energy, joy, and warmth, cultivating curiosity in listeners, and inviting audiences into the concert experience through their innovative programming, and the depth and fire of their performances.

Chamber Music America

About the show

Experience collaborative magic when Ballet Des Moines takes the stage with the Aizuri Quartet, known for their flawless and captivating performances of both contemporary and traditional repertoire. Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 5 takes on new life with original choreography by Tom Mattingly for a groundbreaking, original fusion of genres. The Aizuri Quartet—comprised of Emma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, Violins; Brian Hong, Viola; and Caleb van der Swaagh, Cellowas named the recipient of the 2022 Cleveland Quartet Award by Chamber Music America, with other honors including the Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.

Practical information


2 hours

Where is the concert happening?

The concert will happen at Hoyt Sherman Place—an iconic venue located in Des Moines’ historic Sherman Hill neighborhood.

Where should I park?

Hoyt Sherman Place offers a large parking lot directly east of the theater. There is also ample street parking in the Sherman Hill neighborhood, in the Iowa Methodist parking ramp directly east of Hoyt Sherman Place, as well as the Iowa Methodist surface parking lot located kitty-corner from Hoyt Sherman Place, with access from 15th Street.

Valet parking will be available for $20.