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Fall 2016

  • September 1, 7:30pm- Kimberton Village Chamber Music Series

    Works by Grieg, Beethoven, Per Norgard, and Adam Rudolph.
    The Kimberton Inn
    Kimberton, PA
  • September 16, 7:30pm- St. Urban presents Kreutzermania!

  • September 22, 7:30pm- Strings Meet Gamelan: Chamber Music from Indonesia

    Momenta returns to the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery for an evening of music from Indonesia. Joined by Tony Arnold, Indonesian vocalist Ubiet, and Gamelan Raga Kusuma, this evening is not to be missed!

    More information and free tickets
  • September 28- October 2: Momenta Festival II

    The Momenta Festival returns with four distinctive programs, each curated by a different member of Momenta.

    Wednesday, September 28 (8pm): Written in Fire
    Curator: Stephanie Griffin, viola // Guest Artists: Tony Arnold, soprano; “Ubiet” Nyak Ina Raseuki, vocals

    PROGRAM
    Matthew Greenbaum: Castelnau (2002)
    Wang Lu: New Work (2016)
    Leoš Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” (1928)
    Tony Prabowo: Pastoral, a string quartet opera (2005)

    Thursday, September 29 (8pm): An Interval of Infinity
    Curator: Alex Shiozaki, violin // Guest Artist: Nana Shi, piano

    Joji Yuasa: Solitude — in Memoriam T.T. (1997)
    Somei Satoh: Birds in warped time II (1980)
    Toru Takemitsu: A Way a Lone (1980)
    Akira Nishimura: Sonata II, “Trance Medium” (2005)
    Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in F Major, op. 135 (1826)

    Saturday, October 1 (8pm): At the Forest’s Edge
    Curator: Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin // Guest Artist: John Gurrin, video art

    Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata in G Major, Op. 27/5 (1923)
    John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts (1950)
    György Kurtág: Selections from Signs, Games, and Messages (1986—)
    Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27

    Sunday, October 2 (8pm): Dark Matter
    Curator: Michael Haas, cello // Guest Artist: Vicky Chow, piano

    Christopher Stark: Winter Music (2016)
    Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit (1976)
    Alberto Ginastera: Pampeana No. 2, Op. 21 (1952)
    Henri Dutilleux: Trois Strophes sur le nom Sacher (1976)
    Alberto Ginastera: Quintet for piano and strings, Op. 29 (1963)

    Tickets available at http://momenta.brownpapertickets.com/

    Tenri Cultural Institute
    43A West 13th St.
    New York, NY
  • October 12, 12pm- Music of Julian Carrillo at Harvard University

    Momenta continues its project of learning and performing the complete string quartets of Mexican composer Julian Carrillo.

    More information at http://music.fas.harvard.edu/calendar-list.shtml

    PROGRAM

    String Quartet No. 3 “Dos bosquejos” (1928)
    String Quartet No. 6 (ca.1937, Boston premiere)
    String Quartet No. 8 (ca. 1959)

    John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
    Harvard University
  • November 2, 7:00pm- New York Festival of Song at National Sawdust

    Gabriela Lena Frank: Iberian Songs (2016) *NY Premiere
    with Amy Owens, soprano

    National Sawdust
    Brooklyn, NY
  • December 1- Music Now! at Binghamton University

    Program features music by Adam Rudolph, Binghamton student composers, and George Crumb's Black Angels.

    7:30pm
    Casadesus Recital Hall
    Binghamton University
  • December 5, 7pm- Ginastera and his Contemporaries

    Program

    Ginastera: Piano Quintet, op. 25 (1963)
    Mesías Maiguashca: String Quartet no. 1 (1964), dedicated to Ginastera
    Joaquín Orellana: String Quartet no. 2 (1967)

    The Americas Society
    680 Park Avenue
    New York, NY

    More information available at http://www.as-coa.org/events/momenta-quartet-ginastera-his-contemporaries/overview.
  • December 7-11: IRIS Orchestra Ensemble in Residence

    Momenta returns to Memphis, performing community engagement concerts in the area and performing at the Germantown Performing Arts Center as members of the IRIS Orchestra. More information at IRISorchestra.org.