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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 24, 25, 26- 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.

    October 24, 7:30pm
    Works for string quartet by Agustin Fernandez, Roberto Sierra, Eric Nathan, and Philip Glass.
    Santa Teresa Church
    Cochabamba, Bolivia

    October 25 and 26, 8pm
    Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 11
    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K. 364
    Mozart: Symphony No. 40 "Jupiter"
    with the Laredo Symphony Orchestra
    Instituto Laredo Theater
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 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). The program will feature excerpts and discussion of String Quartets No. 1, 3,and 10, and a complete performance of String Quartet No. 5.

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

    Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 20, No. 1
    Alois Haba: String Quartet No. 6 "Suite in Quarter Tones"
    Janacek: String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"

    LeFrak Concert Hall
    Queens College, Queens, NY
  • Spring 2019 Preview

    January 11- Melody and Company Chamber Series
    Brahms Piano Quintet and Two Songs Op. 91
    Greenwich House Music School, NYC

    January 15- Arbor Music Series
    Music of Vaughan Williams and Schumann
    Symphony Space, NYC

    January 16- Arbor Music Series
    Music of Vaughan Williams and Schumann
    Subscription only house concert: https://arbormusicseries.org/membership
    The St. Urban, NYC

    February 13-17- Ensemble in Residence with IRIS Orchestra
    Momenta performs concerts in the Memphis-area community and as members of the IRIS Orchestra.
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN

    February 21- Binghamton University Residency Concert
    Music of Vaughan Williams and Binghamton student composers
    Casadesus Recital Hall, Binghamton, NY

    February 28- Dvorak American Heritage Association
    String quartets by Carl Bettendorf, Alois Haba, and Janacek
    Bohemian National Hall, NYC

    March 8 and 9- Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
    The Lost String Quartet: A theatrical string quartet for children
    Philadelphia, PA

    March 9 and 10- Stray Bird: Music of Ursula Mamlok with New Chamber Ballet
    Mamlok: String Quartet No. 2
    German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    March 28- Bates College Residency Concert
    Music of Bates faculty and student composers
    Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, ME

    March 29- Bates College Presents Momenta Quartet
    String quartets by Alois Haba, Ursula Mamlok, Anne Southam, and Beethoven
    Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, ME

    April 3- Brown University Residency Concert
    New works by Brown University composers
    Granoff Center, Providence, RI

    April 5- Momenta Quartet and Friends
    Music by Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Stephanie Griffin, David Glaser, and Aaron Copland
    Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, MA

    April 11 and 12- Stray Bird: Music of Ursula Mamlok with New Chamber Ballet
    Mamlok: String Quartet No. 2
    German Academy, NYC