Spring 2017

  • February 5, 2pm- The Carrillo Project at Cornell University

    Momenta continues its multi-year project with musicologist Alejandro Madrid to perform the string quartets of Mexican maverick Julian Carrillo (1875-1965). The program includes his string quartets Nos. 2 and 7, dedicated to Debussy and Beethoven, as well as the string quartet in quarter tones, No. 11.

    Cuarteto atonal a Debussy (1927)
    Cuarteto atonal a Beethoven (1955)
    String Quartet No. 11 (1962)

    Free admission
    Barnes Hall
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    More information at http://events.cornell.edu/event/cu_music_presents_momenta_quartet_5274
  • February 10, 8pm- Eric Nathan and Wang Lu at Brown University

    Program to include
    Eric Nathan: Multitude, Solitude (2013)
    Wang Lu: Double Trance (2016)
    George Crumb: Black Angels
    Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135

    Granoff Center, Brown University
    Providence, RI
  • February 11, 8pm- South Berkshire Concerts

    South Berkshire Concerts presents Momenta Quartet with a program that includes George Crumb’s 20th century masterpiece “Black Angels” alongside Beethoven.

    Admission is free, suggested donation of $10.
    Daniel Arts Center- McConnell Theater
    Bard College at Simon’s Rock Great Barrington, MA
    More information at https://simons-rock.edu/events/index.php?eID=4496
  • February 19, 5:30pm- Music from Japan Festival 2017

    The Music from Japan Festival presents New Directions in Japanese Contemporary Music, curated by musicologist Fuyuko Fukunaka. Momenta will perform the American premiere of a string quartet by Shoichi Yabuta, and world premieres of Music from Japan commissions by Yuta Bandoh and Yoshiaki Onishi.

    5:30pm Concert
    7pm Post-concert open forum
    More information at www.musicfromjapan.org/upcoming-events/
    Scandinavia House
    58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
  • March 29, 8pm- Waverly Project and Ioannis Angelakis Present Mozart | Deconstruction

    Waverly Project brings together Momenta Quartet and Nefeli Mousoura for a concert that puts in dialogue the new music of Ioannis Angelakis with W.A. Mozart. Momenta will premiere Ioannis Angelakis’ quartet “Institution Imaginaire,” which, in a deconstructive gesture, draws on Mozart’s piano concerto K 414. Pianist Nefeli Mousoura will join Momenta for a performance of the Mozart concerto, while the third work of the concert will be Angelakis’ previous string quartet “ASC-4.1.-III13, Terror and Silence and Between Them a Flame.”

    Free admission
    Cary Hall
    DiMenna Center for Classical Music
    450 W. 37th St. NYC
    More information at dimennacenter.org/event/waverly-project-and-ioannis-angelakis-present-mozart-deconstruction
  • April 15-17- Michigan State University Residency

    As part of MSU's Latin IS American Festival, Momenta presents New Music from Latin America with pianist Vicky Chow, as well as a lecture recital on the string quartets of Julian Carrillo with musicologist Alejandro Madrid.

    Saturday, April 15, 8pm
    Music of Julian Carrillo
    Program to include the string quartets nos. 2, 3, and 11
    With discussion by Carrillo scholar Alejandro Madrid
    More information at music.msu.edu/event-listing/momenta-quartet-lecture-recital

    Monday, April 17, 7:30pm
    New Music from Latin America
    Works by Sergio Prudencio, Arthur Kampela, Cesar Ivan Potes, and Alberto Ginastera.
    With pianist Vicky Chow.
    More information at music.msu.edu/event-listing/momenta-quartet

    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI
  • April 24, 8pm- Music of Huang Ruo

    Momenta joins Ensemble Fire to perform music of Huang Ruo. Program to include String Quartet No. 2 “Flag Project” and String Quartet No. 3 “Calligrafiti.”
    More information at Roulette.org.

    Roulette Intermedium
    509 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY
  • April 25, 8pm- Bohemian National Hall with S.E.M. Ensemble

    Momenta performs the world premiere of Petr Bakla's "Major Thirds" (2017) with pianist Joseph Kubera and also joins the S.E.M. Ensemble for the world premiere of Roscoe Mitchell's "Distant Radio Transmissions" (2017).
    More information: S.E.M. Ensemble

    Bohemian National Hall
    321 East 73rd St. NYC
  • May 12-13, 7:30pm- Olin Concert Series, Bates University

    Momenta returns to Bates University’s Olin Arts Center for a program of works by Arthur Kampela, Ursula Mamlok, Joaquin Orellana, and Beethoven.

    Tickets and more information: www.bates.edu/olin-concert-series/momenta-quartet
    Olin Arts Center
    Lewiston, ME
  • June 4, 2pm- Melody and Friends Chamber Music Series

    Program to include Schumann’s Piano Quintet

    Tickets and more information: www.melodyfader.com
    West End Collegiate Church
    245 West 77th Street, NYC
  • June 8 and 9, 8pm- MeenMoves Presents alternative (f)Acts

    MeenMoves premieres alternative (f)Acts, a sinuous multidisciplinary performance project choreographed and directed by company Artistic Director, Sameena Mitta. This supremely technical and idiosyncratic event features performances by Kathryn Alter, Courtney Lopes, Tyler Schnese, Connie Shiau, and Stephanie Terasaki, and live scoring by Momenta Quartet in an exquisite rendering of "John's Book of Alleged Dances" by John Adams.
    More information at MeenMoves.com

    Thursday, June 8 (Pay What You Can)
    Friday, June 9 ($25)
    Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2938678

    Martha Graham Studio Theater
    55 Bethune St. 11th Floor, NYC
  • June 21, 6:30pm- Nothing / Everything Changes: Petr Kotik at 75

    A pioneer of minimal music with works often being of long duration and featuring slow tempi and quiet dynamics, Petr Kotik celebrates 75 years with special guests Philip Glass, George Lewis and Alex Mincek in conversations and performances in a retrospective program of his most iconic works. In addition to these guests, also performing will be members of the S.E.M. Ensemble, oboist Jacqueline LeClair and the Momenta Quartet.

    6pm Doors open
    6:30pm Untamable Kotik (film)
    7:30pm Music and talk with Philip Glass, George Lewis and Alex Mincek and Jacqueline Leclair, oboe, S.E.M. Ensemble, & Momenta Quartet. Concert will run 90 minutes without intermission and will be moderated by Pauline Kim Harris.

    Tickets and information: www.lpr.com
    (le) poisson rouge
    158 Bleecker St. NYC