Spring 2018

  • February 9, 10, 11- World-Premiere of Six. Twenty. Outrageous.

    Three Gertrude Stein Plays in the Shape of an Opera

    When an oddball couple, their sassy housekeeper, a sewing machine, and a deranged radio all start singing, Stein’s playful language is transformed into the ecstatic and uncannily beautiful new opera from composer Daniel Thomas Davis, librettist Adam Frank, and director-designer Doug Fitch. This world premiere features an all-star lineup including vocalists Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Ariadne Greif, and Andrew Fuchs, joined by the Momenta Quartet, under the musical direction of David Bloom.

    Tickets and more information at symphonyspace.org

    Fri, Feb 9, 2018 7:30pm
    Sat, Feb 10, 2018 7:30pm
    Sun, Feb 11, 2018 2:00pm
    Symphony Space
    2537 Broadway at 95th Street
    New York, NY 10025-6990
  • February 17, 8pm- Music From Japan Festival 2018

    The Works of Tokuhide Niimi
    More information at www.musicfromjapan.org

    Scandinavia House/Victor Borge Hall
    58 Park Avenue, New York
  • March 4, 5pm- Celebrating Composer Myroslav Skoryk’s 80th Birthday

    Ukrainian Institute of America
    2 East 79th St. NYC

    Information at http://ukrainianinstitute.org

    Partita No. 5 in modo retro for Solo Piano (1975)
    Carpathian Rhapsody for Solo Violin and Piano, arranged by the composer for Solo Violin and String Quartet (2005)
    Oboe Concerto, arranged by the composer for Solo Oboe, String Quartet, Solo Violin, and Double Bass (2017)
    Diptych for String Quartet (1993)
    Three Jazz Pieces for Four Hands

    General Admission $25
    Students/Seniors $10
    UIA Members free
  • March 8-11- Ensemble in Residence with the IRIS Orchestra

    Momenta performs concerts in the communities of Germantown and Memphis, TN, and then joins the IRIS Orchestra for its March 10 and 11 concerts at Germantown Performing Arts Center.

    More information at http://irisorchestra.org
  • March 14, 7:30pm- St. Urban Salon Concert

    Momenta performs Milhaud's Creation du Monde with pianist and series artistic director Lenore Davis. More information about the concert and subscriptions to the St. Urban series can be found at www.st-urban.com
  • April 14, 15, 18- The Carrillo Project at Cornell University

    Momenta continues its multi-year project with musicologist Alejandro Madrid performing the thirteen string quartets of Mexican composer Julian Carrillo (1875-1965) as well as performing works by Cornell faculty.

    April 14, 8pm
    Music of Cornell Faculty Composers
    featuring works by Roberto Sierra, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, and Kevin Ernste.
    Barnes Hall

    April 15, 2pm
    The Carrillo Project
    Works by Julian Carrillo, including String Quartet No. 5 (1937), the world-premiere of String Quartet No. 12 (1964), and the Piano Quintet with pianist Ryan McCullough.
    Klarman Hall

    April 18, 8pm
    The Carrillo Project
    World-premieres of String Quartet Nos. 9 and 10 (1959) and a repeat performance of the Piano Quintet with pianist Ryan McCullough.
    Barnes Hall

    All events are free and open to the public.
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • April 22, 3pm- The Chamber Music Society of Louisville

    Joseph Haydn, Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, No. 1
    Claude Baker, String Quartet No. 3
    Julian Carrillo, Dos Bosquejos (Two Sketches)
    Benjamin Britten, Quartet No. 3 in G, Op. 94 “Death in Venice”

    More information at louisvillechambermusic.wordpress.com

    Comstock Hall
    150 W Brandeis Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40208
  • April 30, 7pm- Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales

    This concert will draw from the experimental chamber music composed in the 1960s by fellows at the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (CLAEM) of the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires, which was a major meeting point for composers from Latin America. Composer Alberto Ginastera founded the center in 1962 and directed it until it closed in the early '70s. The program is co-curated by Americas Society's Music Director Sebastián Zubieta and musicologist Laura Novoa (Buenos Aires), and will feature performances by Momenta Quartet, among others.

    Graciela Paraskevaídis (Argentina, 1940–2017): Magma II (1968) for four trombones
    Jorge Sarmientos (Guatemala, 1931–2012): String Quartet no. 1, op. 37 (1966)
    Mariano Etkin (Argentina, 1943–2016): Entropías (1965) for two horns, trumpet, two trombones, and tuba
    and Estáticamóvil II (1966) for string trio

    This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Americas Society website at www.as-coa.org.

    Americas Society
    680 Park Ave. NYC
  • May 3, 7:30pm- Washington University presents Momenta Quartet

    Program to include music of Christopher Stark. More information and tickets at edison.wustl.edu/event/momenta-quartet-2

    560 Trinity Ave.
    St. Louis, MO
  • June 12, 8:30m- James Ilgenfritz and Momenta Quartet at The Stone

    World Premiers of James Ilgenfritz "String Quartet No 1: Unbroken" & "Apophenia IV" PLUS works by Stephanie Griffin, Anders Nilsson, & Andam Rudolph. More information at thestonenyc.com

    Co-sponsored by the League ISCM.

    55 W. 13th St. NYC