Spring-Summer 2014

  • January 23-27- Princeton Symphony Chamber Music Series

    Momenta returns to Princeton, this time joined by fellow Serious Music Media artist guitarist Mak Grgić. Programs will include:
    Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in E Major, G. 446
    Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 20 No. 1
    Tomas Luis de Victoria: Quam Pulchri Sunt, arr. string quartet
    Agustin Fernandez: String Quartet No. 2 “Sin tiempo” (2013)
    Debussy: String Quartet in g minor, Op. 10

    January 23, 8pm
    works by Haydn, Fernandez, Victoria, and Debussy
    The College of New Jersey
    Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
    Ewing Township, NJ 08618
    -Admission: $5/$10. Call 609-771-2775 or click here to purchase tickets.
    TCNJ Center for the Arts

    January 26, 2pm
    works by Victoria, Boccherini, and Debussy
    Stonebridge at Montgomery
    100 Hollinshead Spring Road
    Skillman, NJ 08558
    -Admission: if you wish to attend this concert and are a non-resident of Stonebridge, please contact the venue directly.

    January 26, 4:30pm
    works by Boccherini, Fernandez, Victoria, and Debussy
    Wolfensohn Hall, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
    1 Einstein Dr
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    -Admission: Free by reservation. PSO subscribers may reserve seats at any time; reservations are open to the general public beginning three weeks prior to the concert. Please email info@princetonsymphony.org to reserve up to two seats per household.
    -Event link: princetonsymphony.org.

    January 27, 1pm
    works by Boccherini, Fernandez, Victoria, and Debussy
    Monroe Township Library, Meeting Room
    4 Municipal Plaza
    Jamesburg, NJ 08831
    -Admission: Free tickets will be available at the library's Welcome Desk beginning Monday, January 13.
    -Event link

    January 27, 4pm
    works by Boccherini, Victoria, and Debussy
    Princeton Windrows
    2000 Windrow Drive
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    -Admission: if you wish to attend this concert and are a non-resident of Princeton Windrows, please contact the venue directly.
  • January 28, 7:30pm- New York Festival of Song

    Presented by the New York Festival of Song's "Next" Series
    Featuring "Aristotle" (2012) for baritone and string quartet by Mark Adamo, with baritone Joshua Jeremiah.

    OPERA America's National Opera Center
    330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY

    Free Admission; Reservations recommended: email info@nyfos.org or call 646-230-8380.
  • January 29, 8pm- Momenta Quartet at NYC's HiArt! Gallery

    For our fans in New York City, this is an encore performance of our Spanish-infused program presented the previous week by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series. Agustín Fernández, composer of our Koussevitzky-commissioned work "Sin tiempo" (2013), will be making a rare US appearance!

    Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in E Major, G. 446
    with Mak Grgić, guitar
    Agustín Fernández - String Quartet No. 2, “Sin tiempo” (2013) - commissioned for Momenta by the Koussevitzky Foundation
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611): Quam pulchri sunt
    Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893)

    Tickets can be purchased at the door. $15, $10 students/seniors

    HiArt! Gallery at TimeIn
    227 West 29th St. NYC
    4th Floor
  • February 20, 8pm- American Woman at the Composers Now Festival

    As part of Tania León's Composers Now Festival, Momenta will explore the unique voices of American women composers from diverse cultural and stylistic backgrounds. This event will include a panel discussion with the composers about their various experiences and points-of-view as female composers, moderated by Laura Kaminsky--herself a noted composer, producer, and educator. The program will include works by Ileana Perez-Velázquez, Eleanor Cory, Heidi Jacob, and Augusta Read Thomas, as well as a world premiere of a work by Elizabeth Brown.

    Event page: http://thefirehousespace.org/event/momenta-quartet/
    Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/535340

    Firehouse Space
    246 Frost St
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • March 5, 8pm- Eastman School of Music

    Program featuring works by Robert Morris, Benjamin Boretz, Elizabeth Brown, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Claude Debussy.

    Hatch Recital Hall
    Eastman School of Music
    Rochester, NY

    Event info
  • March 18, 7:30pm- Temple University Residency

    Momenta returns to Temple University for its annual residency, performing works by student composers and the Elgar Quintet with Temple faculty member Charles Abramovic.

    Joshua Hartman and Anthony Ciesielka: New works for string quartet
    Heidi Jacob: “...on enameled tablets...” for string quartet
    Elgar: Piano Quintet

    Rock Hall
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • March 31, 7:30pm- Jewish Composers, Old and New

    The Momenta Quartet presents "Jewish Composers, Old and New", an exploration of a diverse array of Jewish composers spanning the centuries. Momenta presents two works from its unique personal repertoire, by world music pioneer Adam Rudolph and a world premiere by Yeshiva University faculty composer David Glaser. Momenta violist Stephanie Griffin will be joined by pianist Cheryl Seltzer for another world premiere: 'Above Clouds' (2013-14) by revered German emigre composer Ursula Mamlok, now in her 85th year and still actively composing. Pianist Yelena Grinberg joins Momenta cellist Michael Haas in Charles-Valentin Alkan's dazzling Sonate de concert for cello and piano. Momenta rounds out this eclectic program with a cornerstone of the string quartet repertoire, Mendelssohn's youthful op. 12 quartet.

    Ticket Info: $10 general, $7 YUM members, seniors, students
    More information available at Center for Jewish History

    Adam Rudolph: Morphic Resonance (2013)
    Ursula Mamlok: Above Clouds (2013/14) *world premiere
    -Stephanie Griffin, viola; Cheryl Seltzer, piano
    Alkan: Sonate de Concert Op. 47 (1856)
    -Michael Haas, cello; Yelena Grinberg, piano
    David Glaser: String Quartet No. 3 (2014) *world premiere
    Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 12 (1829)

    Monday, March 31, 7:30 PM
    Center for Jewish History
    15 W. 16th St. NYC
  • April 13, 4pm- Sunday Music Series in Cold Spring, NY

    Momenta opens the Sunday Music Series' Spring 2014 series with a concert of works by Augusta Read Thomas, Dutilleux, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Debussy. This concert, set in a landmark chapel on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River, is easily accessible by Metro-North and is open to the public free of charge.

    Chapel of Our Lady Restoration
    45 Market Street
    Cold Spring, NY
  • April 21, 7:30pm- Music by NYU Composers

    Momenta performs works by NYU composers Ioannis Angelakis, Federico Camara Halac, and Yoon-Ji Lee.

    New York University
    Silver Center
    100 Washington Square East, New York, NY
  • May 2, 8pm- Koussevitzky Legacy Celebration at the Library of Congress

    This special concert celebrates the merger of the two Serge Koussevitzky Foundations into a single entity housed at the Library of Congress. For this program of works commissioned by the Foundation, Momenta will be performing alongside Fred Sherry, Ursula Oppens, Tony Arnold, Steven Beck, David Fulmer, Alan R. Kay, Marie Tachouet, and Mike Truesdell.


    Crumb: Madrigals Book II
    Foss: Capriccio
    Babbitt: Phonemena
    Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit
    Thomas: Eagle at Sunrise
    Copland: Selections from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
    Wuorinen: New York Notes

    Coolidge Auditorium
    Library of Congress
    Washington D.C.
    Pre-concert presentation at 6:30pm- Whittall Pavilion
    For tickets and more information, please visit www.loc.gov/concerts/sergekoussevitzky.html.
  • May 9, 7:30pm- Momenta returns to Bates College

    Momenta returns to Bates College in Lewiston, Maine to work with music students and give a performance on the evening of May 9th. Program will include works by Augusta Read Thomas, Scott Ordway, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Dutilleux, and Mendelssohn. More information available at www.bates.edu/music/concerts/may/.

    Olin Arts Center
    Lewiston, ME
  • May 24-30- Yellow Barn Residency

    Momenta is thrilled to be chosen for a 2014 spring residency at the Yellow Barn Festival in Putney, VT. Momenta will work with students at Putney’s Greenwood School, study intensely with Yellow Barn faculty mentors, and perform a concert including works by Debussy and Ives.

    May 30, 8pm
    Next Stage, Putney, VT
    For more information, please visit Yellow Barn.
  • June 19-22- Mise-En Music Festival 2014

    Founded in 2011, ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha. Momenta will be ensemble in residence for this festival. Stay tuned for more information!
  • June 24, 8pm- Tan Dun's Ghost Opera at Roulette

    Presented by the Ear Heart Music Series, Momenta and renowned pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen present Tan Dun's Ghost Opera for string quartet and pipa.

    Event info here
    509 Atlantic Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    $20 general admission; $15 Roulette members/students/seniors
  • August 24- Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

    Momenta is thrilled to be making our 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. More information available here:
    Event link
  • August 31- Music at Gretna Festival

    Momenta returns to idyllic Mount Gretna, PA, for an evening of chamber music. Stay tuned below for more information on the concert!