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Spring 2015

  • January 9, 3:30pm- Afternoon Encounters with Music at the National Gallery

    Momenta performs a free afternoon concert at the National Gallery, featuring Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters.” More information: www.nga.gov/music.

    Free admission
    National Gallery of Art
    4th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, CD 20565
  • January 10, 8pm- Candlelight Concert Society

    Following an appearance at the National Gallery, Momenta performs Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” alongside music of Brahms, Anton Webern, Julián Carrillo. More information: www.candlelightconcerts.org/momenta.

    Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center
    10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, MD
  • February 28, 8pm- Cultural Crosscurrents

    Momenta pairs Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera (1994) with the String Quartet No. 2 of Charles Ives, two works that explore the ideas of musical narratives, theatricality, and unexpected cultural references in individually dramatic and striking ways. Ives takes the listener on a journey through discussions, arguments, and a walk up a mountain, while Tan Dun explores the intersection of Bach, Shakespeare, and Chinese folk songs, while employing the different elements of water, metal, stone, and paper. Momenta is joined by virtuoso pipa player Zhou Yi. More information: Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

    $10 suggested donation
    McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center Bard College at Simon’s Rock
    Great Barrington, MA
  • March 8, 2pm- Ghost Opera in Queens

    Armed with water gongs, cymbals, rocks, and an array of other instruments, Momenta Quartet and virtuoso pipa player Zhou Yi return to Flushing Town Hall to perform Tan Dun’s electrifying and haunting Ghost Opera (1994). This highly theatrical performance is not to be missed!

    $15/$10 students, seniors
    Flushing Town Hall
    137-35 Northern Blvd.
    Flushing, NY 11354
  • March 31-April 1 Red Note New Music Festival

    Now in its eighth season, RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music. Momenta performs eight world premieres on two consecutive nights, the first in a program of new string quartet music, and the second in collaboration with the City of Tomorrow Wind Quintet.

    Illinois State University
    Normal, IL
  • April 27, 7:30pm- Music of the Jewish Diaspora

    Momenta returns for its annual concert celebrating Jewish composers from the present and past, including a world premiere by David Glaser and Milhaud’s String Quartet No. 3. Joining Momenta will be guest artists Molly Morkowski, piano; Chris Grimes, clarinet, and Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, mezzo soprano.

    $10/$7 Yeshiva University members, seniors, students
    Center for Jewish History
    15 W. 16th St. NYC
  • May 16, 7:30pm- World-Premiere by D.J. Sparr

    Momenta presents a new work by D.J. Sparr, conceived during their time together at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in 2014. The program also includes Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 and Dvorak’s beloved Piano Quintet Op. 81, with pianist Charles Abramovic.

    $20 tickets/$15 students/$10 seniors
    Bucks County Performing Arts Center
    Yardley, PA