Spring 2016

  • February 7, 3pm- Las Américas en Concierto

    In collaboration with Las Américas en Concierto, Momenta presents a concert of 20th and 21st-century works by composers of the Americas, including world-premieres by Jeff Nichols, Carlos Francisco Johns-Avila, and Cesar Ivan Potes.

    Program to include:
    Juan Camilo Hernández (Colombia): Desdoblamientos (2006) for viola *USA premiere
    Cesar Ivan Potes (Colombia): Surri Bachra Noscia: Homage (2015) for violin and electronics *world premiere
    Julián Carrillo (Mexico): String Quartet No. 6 (ca. 1937)
    Alba Potes (Colombia/USA): Oleajes "Waves" (2003/2015) for string quartet *NY premiere
    Manuel Ponce (Mexico): Estrellita (1912) (arr. Alvaro Bitrán for string quartet)
    Carlos Francisco Johns-Avila (USA/Peru): La leyenda de los Amarú for string quartet *world premiere

    Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    487 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10014
    Tickets: $15 at the door
    For more information, visit: Las Américas en Concierto.
  • February 21, 2pm- The Carrillo Project at Cornell University

    Momenta continues its Carrillo Project, learning and performing the thirteen string quartets of Mexican maverick Julian Carrillo. This program includes the US premiere of String Quartet No. 6, the world-premiere of which was given by Momenta in October at the International Cervantino Festival.

    Free Concert
    Barnes Auditorium
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • February 23, 7pm- The Carrillo Project in NYC

    Momenta performs the rarely heard string quartets of Mexican composer Julian Carrillo. This Carrillo Project concert also features a book release by Alejandro Madrid: “In Search of Julian Carrillo & Sonida 13.” Madrid, a musicologist at Cornell University, is working with Momenta in transcribing the thirteen string quartets from Carrillo’s original manuscripts.

    The Americas Society
    680 Park Ave.
    New York, NY 10065
  • February 24, 7:30pm- An Exploration of the Kreutzer Sonata

    This St. Urban salon concert explores the Kreutzer Sonata through the music of Beethoven and Janacek and the writing of Tolstoy. Named after the signature Beaux-Arts building on Central Park where the salons take place, St. Urban expands the chamber music experience, inviting audience to engage in dialogue with artists, to share in innovative programs juxtaposing eras and cultures, and to explore musical ideas and their inspirations.

    Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
    with Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Lenore Davis, piano
    Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
    Reading from Leo Tolstoy's short story "The Kreutzer Sonata."

    Tickets and more information will be available at www.st-urban.com.
  • March 10, 8pm- Interpretations: Music of Alvin Singleton

    In honor of Alvin Singleton’s 75th birthday, Interpretations presents a concert of his music at Roulette. Momenta performs his “Somehow We Can” (1994) and “Secret Desire to be Black” (1988) for string quartet.

    509 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • March 19, 8pm- Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera

    Momenta presents Tan Dun’s theatrical Ghost Opera (1994) for string quartet and pipa, continuing its collaboration with virtuoso pipa player Zhou Yi. Armed with water gongs, lutes, cymbals, stones, and other musical objects, this performance is not to be missed!

    Haverford College
    Haverford, PA
  • March 21, 7:30pm- The Center for Jewish History presents Momenta

    Program to include Mendelssohn’s String Quintet in B-flat, a world-premiere by David Glaser, and Milton Babbitt's "Play it Again Sam" in honor of Babbitt's 100th birthday, performed by its dedicatee, violist Sam Rhodes.

    Center for Jewish History
    15 West 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011
  • March 30, 7pm- Boccherini at the Italian Academy

    Momenta is featured on a concert with cellist Marcy Rosen in three works by Luigi Boccherini, including a string quartet, string quintet, and concerto for cello and strings.

    Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
    Columbia University
    1161 Amsterdam Ave.
    New York, NY 10027
  • April 14, 8pm- Interpretations: Music of Adam Rudolph

    Interpretations presents the music of percussionist, improviser, and composer Adam Rudolph. Momenta premieres "Syntactic Adventures" (2016) and "Morphic Resonance" (2013/16).

    509 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • April 16, 7:30pm- String Octets at Musica Reginae

    Momenta joins forces with the Daedalus Quartet for a thrilling evening of octets by Mendelssohn and Enescu.

    Musica Reginae Productions
    The Church in the Gardens
    50 Ascan Ave.
    Forest Hills, NY 11375
  • April 26- May 1- Resident Ensemble with the IRIS Orchestra

    Momenta is honored to be IRIS Orchestra's ensemble in residence in April. In addition to performing as members of IRIS at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Germantown, TN, Momenta will present community engagement concerts in Memphis, TN. More information available at irisorchestra.com.
  • May 3, 7:30pm- Chamber Music Cincinnati

    Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1
    Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
    Carrillo: Dos Bosquejos
    Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor

    More information and tickets available at: http://cincychamber.org/project/momenta-string-quartet/.

    College-Conservatory of Music
    Werner Recital Hall
    Corry Boulevard
    Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • May 5, 7:30pm- Washington University

    Program to include Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit, and the world premiere of "Winter Music" (2016) by Christopher Stark.

    More information and tickets available at http://edison.wustl.edu/event/momenta-quartet.

    E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall
    560 Music Center
    Washington University
    St. Louis, MO
  • May 17, 1pm- Trinity Wall Street Concerts at One

    Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
    Ginastera: Piano Quintet
    with Vicky Chow, piano
    Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

    For more information, please visit Trinity Wall Street.

    Trinity Wall Street
    75 Broadway
    New York, NY
  • June 15, 7:30pm- Chelsea Music Festival

    Chelsea Music Festival presents "Daydreams in Music: Einstein and his Violin." Momenta is featured in music of Dutilleux, Takuma Itoh, and a premiere by Nicolas Namoradze. Tickets are available at www.chelseamusicfestival.org.

    Leo Baeck Institute
    15 West 16th Street
    New York, NY, 10011
  • June 17, 8pm- Nørgård in New York

    Momenta is thrilled to be part of the Nørgård in New York Festival, presented by the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble and dedicated to surveying the vast influence and genius of eminent living Danish composer Per Nørgård. Program will feature Nørgård's Quartets Nos. 3, 5, 8, and 10, and his "Tjampuan" for violin and cello and "Playground" for solo violin.

    For more information on the festival and to get tickets, please visit the festival page here.