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Fall 2018

  • October 13, 7pm- Momenta Festival IV: Canciones

    Alex Shiozaki, curator
    with Lucy Shelton, mezzo-soprano

    Anna Clyne (b. 1980): Rest These Hands (2009)
    Cristóbal Halffter (b. 1930): Canciones de Al-Andalus (1987/88)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Suite for Voice and Violin (1923)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (1825)

    Tenri Cultural Institute
    43 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011

    Free Admission
  • October 15, 7pm- Momenta Festival IV: Ocean Breakup

    Stephanie Griffin, curator
    with Ariadne Greif, soprano; Ashley Jackson, harp; Carl Bettendorf, conductor; and guest violists William Hakim and Caroline Johnston

    Stephanie Griffin: Poem from Exile (2015)
    Alba Potes: Oleajes (2003 rev. 2015)
    Guy Barash: String Quartet no. 1 "Wrong Ocean" (2012)
    Carl Bettendorf: Il y a l'Océan (2009)
    Richard Wagner (arr. Griffin): "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde

    Americas Society
    680 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10065

    Free Admission
  • October 17, 7pm- Momenta Festival IV: Points of Departure

    Emilie-Anne Gendron, curator
    with Benjamin Fingland, clarinet and Stephen Gosling, piano

    Nicola Matteis the Younger (ca. 1690–1749): Alia Fantasia (ca. 1720)
    Jean Martinon (1910–1976): Sonatine No. 5, Op.32/1 (1942)
    Roberto Sierra (b. 1967): String Quartet No. 2 (2010)
    Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952): Nocturne (1994)
    Ann Southam (1937–2010): Song of the Varied Thrush (1991)
    Aaron Copland (1900–1990): Sextet (1937) for string quartet, clarinet, and piano

    Americas Society
    680 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10065

    Free Admission
  • October 19, 7pm- Momenta Festival IV: The Power of Four

    Michael Haas, curator
    with the Argus Quartet

    Eric Nathan (b. 1983): Four to One (2011) for string quartet
    Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Fourth String Quartet (1928)
    George Enescu (1881-1955): Octet for Strings in C Major, Op. 7 (1900)

    Tenri Cultural Institute
    43 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011

    Free Admission
  • October 22-27- Momenta Quartet in Bolivia

    Momenta travels to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to present a concert of music by American composers and Bolivian composer Agustin Fernandez. Momenta will also coach and perform with local students at the Laredo Institute. More information coming soon.
  • November 6, 8pm- Chamber Music of Can Bilir

    Momenta performs music of Cornell University composer Can Bilir, including String Quartet II, Trio III Cycle of Temporal Causality, Trio V Overpressure, and a world premiere.

    Barnes Auditorium
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • November 7, 8pm- Music for Strings and Gamelan

    Momenta joins forces with the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble, led by Chris Miller, for a program of world premieres for strings and gamelan.

    Barnes Auditorium
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • December 6, 8pm- The String Quartets of Julian Carrillo

    Momenta continues its collaboration with musicologist Alejandro Madrid in a lecture-recital about the thirteen string quartets of Mexican composer Julian Carrillo (1875-1965).

    Mexican Cultural Institute
    Washington, D.C.
  • December 14, 10am- Chamber Music Live at Queens College

    Program TBA

    LeFrak Concert Hall
    Queens College, Queens, NY