Fall 2014

  • September 19, 8pm- Eric Nathan Composer Portrait Concert

    Momenta Quartet performs works by 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2013 Rome Prize, composer Eric Nathan, two of which were written and premiered by Momenta. Renowned oboist Peggy Pearson and violist Samuel Rhodes, formerly of the Juilliard Quartet, join Momenta in two other works, all of which will be released in 2015 on a CD by Albany Records. For more information, please visit the website of Eric Nathan.

    Free admission ($20 suggested donation)
    Tickets can be reserved online: Eric Nathan Portrait Concert

    Tenri Cultural Institute
    43A W. 13th St. (Between 5th and 6th Aves.)
    New York, NY 10011
  • October 14, 7:30pm- Music of Gordon Beeferman

at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor (btwn. Rivington and Delancey)
Tickets: $15 at the door

    Momenta performs the aggressive, intensely dissonant, and excitingly unpredictable STRING QUARTET (2006) on a double-bill of music by composer and performer Gordon Beeferman. Opening the concert is FOUR PARTS FIVE (2012), a half-hour quintet tour de force that takes virtuosic rhythmic ensemble playing to the next level, performed by Beeferman and a band of some of NYC’s most talented and creative musicians.

    Gordon Beeferman – piano, organ
    Peter Hess – alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
    Anders Nilsson – electric guitar
    James Ilgenfritz – bass
    Adam Gold – drums
  • October 16, 8pm- Just Visible in the Distance: Music of Elizabeth Brown

    Momenta is joined by Montclair State composer-in-residence and performer Elizabeth Brown for a program of her works for string quartet with flute, shakuhachi, theremin, and video art. Recently featured in an interview by Stephanie Griffin, Elizabeth has written many works for Momenta, including Nanotudes, which will receive its world-premiere on this concert.

    Program to include:
    Nanotudes (2014) for string quartet *world premiere*
    Just Visible in the Distance (2013) for string quartet
    Mirage (2008) for string quartet and shakuhachi
    Piranesi (2007) for string quartet, theremin, and video art
    Lost Waltz (1997) arr. for flute and string quartet (2014)

    FREE concert
    Leshowitz Recital Hall
    Montclair State University
    Montclair, NJ
    Event link: www.montclair.edu/calendar/view-event.php?id=29061
  • October 23, 8pm- Stefan Wolpe: Four Portraits of a Visionary

    Elliott Carter writes: "comet-like radiance, conviction, fervent intensity, penetrating thought on many levels of seriousness and humor, combined with breathtaking adventurousness and originality, marked the inner and outer life of Stefan Wolpe, as they do his compositions." Momenta performs Wolpe’s rarely heard String Quartet (1969) on a concert hosted by the Stefan Wolpe Society. The program features music of Wolpe and his circle, including works by Ursula Mamlok and Ralph Shapey. Also performing are Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Cheryl Seltzer, piano; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Stephanie Griffin, viola; and David Holzman, piano.

    Tickets $20/$10 students, seniors; Reservations (212) 873-3258
    Cary Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
    450 West 37th St. NYC
  • November 14, 7:30pm- Momenta + Gamelan

    Momenta returns to Bates College presenting a concert centered around two works with gamelan: No Name (2012) by Jesse Jones and Lou Harrison's Threnody for Carlos Chavez (1979). The concert will feature Bates students collaborating with Momenta, as well as other unique works from the Momenta Quartet repertoire.

    Tickets at batestickets.com.
    Olin Arts Center
    Lewiston, ME
  • November 18, 7:30pm- Intimate Postcards

    Binghamton University's Music Now! presents Momenta Quartet in a program featuring Janáček’s “manifesto on love” – his String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” and Persian composer Reza Vali’s Nayshâboorak (Calligraphy No. 6) alongside works by Binghamton student composers and a staged collaboration with campus Ghanian Ewe dancers and African drumming.

    Tickets $10/$5 faculty, staff, seniors, alumni; free for students
    Casadesus Recital Hall
    4400 Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY 13850
  • Spring 2015 Preview

    January 9: National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    January 10: Candlelight Concert Series, Columbia, MD
    February 28: Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA
    March 8: Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY
    March 23: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    March 31-April 1: Red Note New Music Festival, Normal, IL
    April 27: Center for Jewish History, NYC
    May 16: Bucks County Performing Arts Center, Yardley, PA

    For more information please see our 2014-15 Season Announcement.