Summer and Fall 2014

  • August 21, 7:30pm- Kimberton Village Summer Chamber Music Series

    Program to include:
    Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1
    Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
    Debussy: String Quartet in g minor Op. 10

    Tickets: $18, $12 students
    More information and tickets are available online at Walkable Kimberton.

    Kimberton Inn
    2105 Kimberton Rd
    Kimberton, PA 19442
  • August 24, 7:30pm- Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

    Momenta is thrilled to be making its debut at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, joined by our friend (and CSMF artistic director), flutist Linda Chesis; clarinetist Moran Katz; and pianist Olga Vinokur. The program includes dance-inspired works by Schubert, Bartok, Byrd, Johann Strauss, Miguel del Aguila, and Elizabeth Brown. More information and tickets are available here:
    Event link
  • August 25-30- Residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute

    Avaloch Farm is a musician's retreat and conference center, an artists' community designed specifically for the needs of musicians. Momenta has been selected for an intensive residency in collaboration with composer D.J. Sparr, who will write a new piece for Momenta. The residency will include private performances and local outreach presentations.

    For inquiries please visit www.avalochfarmmusic.org/contact.html.

    Avaloch Farm
    16 Hardy Lane
    Boscawen, NH 03303
  • August 31- Music at Gretna Festival

    Momenta returns to idyllic Mount Gretna, PA, for an evening of chamber music. Continuing Gretna's 2014 theme of Russian music, Momenta presents works by Stravinsky and Gubaidulina, as well as quartets of Beethoven and Haydn with Russian connections.

    Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
    Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 2
    Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 "Russian"
    Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3 "Razumovsky"

    More information and tickets are available at http://gretnamusic.org/.
  • September 19, 8pm- Eric Nathan Composer Portrait Concert

    The Tenri Cultural Institute hosts a portrait concert of composer Eric Nathan, featuring the Momenta Quartet, violist Samuel Rhodes, oboist Peggy Pearson, and pianist Mei Rui. For more information, please visit the website of Eric Nathan.

    Free admission ($20 suggested donation)
    Tickets can be reserved online: Eric Nathan Portrait Concert

    Tenri Cultural Institute
    43A W. 13th St. (Between 5th and 6th Aves.)
    New York, NY 10011
  • October 14, 7:30pm- Music of Gordon Beeferman

at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor (btwn. Rivington and Delancey)
Tickets: $15 at the door

    Momenta performs the aggressive, intensely dissonant, and excitingly unpredictable STRING QUARTET (2006) on a double-bill of music by composer and performer Gordon Beeferman. Opening the concert is FOUR PARTS FIVE (2012), a half-hour quintet tour de force that takes virtuosic rhythmic ensemble playing to the next level, performed by Beeferman and a band of some of NYC’s most talented and creative musicians.

    Gordon Beeferman – piano, organ
    Peter Hess – alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
    Anders Nilsson – electric guitar
    James Ilgenfritz – bass
    Adam Gold – drums
  • October 16, 8pm- Music of Elizabeth Brown

    Momenta is joined by Montclair State composer-in-residence and performer Elizabeth Brown for a program of her works for string quartet with flute, shakuhachi, theremin, and video art. Recently featured in an interview by Stephanie Griffin, Elizabeth has written many works for Momenta, including Nanotudes, which will receive its world-premiere on this concert.

    Program to include:
    Nanotudes (2014) for string quartet *world premiere*
    Just Visible in the Distance (2013) for string quartet
    Mirage (2008) for string quartet and shakuhachi
    Piranesi (2007) for string quartet, theremin, and video art
    Lost Waltz (1997) arr. for flute and string quartet (2014)
    Blue Minor (2001) for flute and string quartet

    Montclair State University
    Montclair, NJ
  • October 23, 8pm- Stefan Wolpe Society

    Momenta performs Wolpe’s rarely heard String Quartet (1969) on a concert hosted by the Stefan Wolpe Society.

    The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
    450 West 37th St. NYC
  • November 14, 8pm- Bates College Residency Concert

    Momenta returns to Bates College to work with student composers and performers in a program including works with gamelan.

    Olin Arts Center
    Lewiston, ME
  • November 18, 7:30pm- Music Now! at Binghamton University

    Momenta will be in residence at Binghamton University to work with students composers and present masterclasses. Concert program to include works by Reza Vali, Haydn, Leoš Janáček, and world premieres by Binghamton composers.

    Casadesus Recital Hall
    4400 Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY 13850