Fall 2017

  • August 14-21- Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency

    Momenta returns to idyllic Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire for a residency. We'll focus on preparing for the upcoming Ostrava Days and Momenta Festival III, as well as create a new theatrical work with music by our very own Stephanie Griffin based on the children's book "The Lost String Quartet." See you back in New York in September!
  • August 30 and 31- Ostrava Days 2017

    Ostrava Days New and Experimental Music Festival
    August 24-September 2, 2017
    Ostrava, Czech Republic

    August 30, 5pm- Momenta New York
    Works by Julian Carrillo, Petr Kotik, Petr Bakla, Alex Mincek, Pawel Malinowski, Rebecca Bruton, and Balint Laczko.

    August 31, 5:30pm- Rudolph Komorous Legacy
    Martin Arnold: Contact; Vault (1997)

    More information at www.newmusicostrava.cz/en/ostrava-days
  • October 1-4, 7pm- Momenta Festival III

    The latest installment of the Momenta Festival is here! The festival presents four new and exciting programs curated by each member of Momenta, now at four different locations throughout Manhattan. More information at www.momentaquartet.com/mf3. Free reservations can be made at Brown Paper Tickets.

    October 1, 7pm- Air from Another Planet
    Curated by Emilie-Anne Gendron
    Music by Heinrich Biber, John Cage, Kee Yong Chong, Michael Small, Elizabeth Brown, and Arnold Schoenberg
    with Elizabeth Brown, theramin, and video art by Lothar Osterburg
    Dixon Place Theater, 161A Chrystie St, NYC

    October 2, 7pm- Liberation!
    Curated by Stephanie Griffin
    Music by Alvin Singleton, Agustin Fernandez, and Arnold Schoenberg
    with Telmary Diaz, reciter, VIcky Chow, piano, and jazz bassist/composer Hilliard Greene
    Americas Society, 68 Park Ave. NYC

    October 3, 7pm- A Room with a View
    Curated by Michael Haas
    Music by Claude Baker, Britten, and Tchaikovsky
    with Samuel Rhodes, viola, and Marcy Rosen, cello
    Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave. NYC

    October 4, 7pm- Forces of Creation
    Curated by Alex Shiozaki
    Music by Hiroya Miura, Per Norgard, Joao Pedro Oliveira, and Darius Milhaud
    with Nana Shi, piano
    The Center at West Park, 165 W. 85th Street, NYC
  • October 5, 6- Mamlok / Spaces with New Chamber Ballet

    A site-specific tribute to composer Ursula Mamlok. With choreography by Miro Magloire and Rebecca Walden. Advance reservation required. Details to be announced soon.

    German Academy New York, 1014 Fifth Ave. NYC

    More information at www.newchamberballet.com
  • October 22, 4pm- Sunday Music Series in Cold Spring

    Momenta performs string quartets of Britten and Mozart.

    The Chapel Restoration
    Cold Spring, NY
    More information at www.chapelrestoration.org/sunday-music-series.html
  • November 19, 3pm- Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

    Momenta makes its PCMS debut, joined by violist Samuel Rhodes and cellist Marcy Rosen. Program includes works by Agustin Fernandez, Alvin Singleton, and Erwin Schulhoff, and a world-premiere by Teddy Poll.

    American Philosophical Society
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    More information at www.pcmsconcerts.org
  • December 2,, 7pm- A Night of Mark Adamo at National Sawdust

    In song, chamber music, and four operas since 1998, composer-librettist Mark Adamo has returned again and again to a theme of becoming: how human beings—young and old, ancient and modern, real or imagined—struggle with, or embrace, the new characters time and circumstance turn them into.

    As his new opera, Becoming Santa Claus, is released on DVD this fall, the composer will talk to Steve Smith between pieces about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in his music. The artists of the Momenta Quartet pace three extraordinary singers through the a core sample of the work itself.

    Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano
    Daniel T. Curran, tenor
    Jarrett Ott, baritone
    Matt Boehler, bass

    National Sawdust
    80 N. 6th St.
    Brooklyn, NY 112249

    Tickets and more information at nationalsawdust.org
  • December 7, 8pm- Interpretations: Graham Haynes

    Momenta premieres a new work for string quartet by Graham Haynes on Roulette's Interpretations series. The concert is a double bill also featuring a performance by David Taylor and the Calithumpians.

    Roulette Intermedium
    509 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Tickets and more information available at roulette.org
  • December 10, 11am- Momenta presents The Lost String Quartet

    Momenta presents a new theatrical string quartet piece for children based on N.M. Bodecker’s delightful illustrated children’s book "The Lost String Quartet." It features original music by Stephanie Griffin, theater direction and narration by Fernando Villa Proal, and newly created percussion instruments by Michael Evans.

    The Lost String Quartet is a far-fetched story about all the terrible mishaps that befall a string quartet on its way to a concert in the thick of winter. Using the ebullient Finale of Mozart’s String Quartet in G, K. 387 as a point of departure, the music is a set of variations that become more outrageous as the story develops and the instruments are compromised, culminating in a finale played on homemade instruments.

    December 4, 5, 6, 8- private performances through the Time In Children's Art Initiative.
    Public performance December 10 at 11am. Children and adults of all ages are welcome! Seating is limited, so please make a reservation at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3181579.

    HiArt Gallery
    227 W. 29th St. 4R, NYC