Concert History

  • 2019-2020 Season

    September 6 and 7, 7:30pm- Co-Lab Dance Collaboration
    Momenta performs new music by composer Giovanni Spinelli with the dancers of Co-Lab Dance
    Manhattan Movement and Arts Center 248 West 60th St. New York, NY

    September 24-28: Bates College Artist Residency
    September 28 7:30pm- Celebrating Clara Schumann and her Circle
    Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Yelena Grinberg, piano
    Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, ME

    October 12, 1pm- Concourse Counterpoint Opening Concert
    Works by Roberto Sierra and Alvin Singleton
    Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY

    October 15, 7pm- Momenta Festival V: Fifteen Years of Momenta
    Works by Matthew Greenbaum, Alvin Singleton, Mario Davidovsky, Julian Carrillo
    Americas Society 680 Park Ave. New York, NY

    October 16, 7pm- Momenta Festival V: Night Dances
    Works by Harry Partch, Mario Lavista, Roberto Sierra, Erwin Schulhoff, and Gyorgy Ligeti.
    Americas Society 680 Park Ave., New York, NY

    October 18, 7pm- Momenta Festival V: American Voices
    Works by Manena Contreras, Alyssa Weinberg, Jason Kao Hwang, and Christopher Stark
    Tenri Cultural Institute, 43a W.13th St., New York, NY

    October 19, 7pm- Momenta Festival V: Toy Stories
    Works by Stephanie Griffin, Stefano Gervasoni, Phyllis Chen, and Mozart.
    Tenri Cultural Institute 43a W.13th St., New York, NY

    October 28-31: Bates College Artist Residency
    Stephanie Griffin visits to work with music students and composers on graphic notation, in preparation for a concert later in the semester.

    November 9, 1pm- Concourse Counterpoint
    Works by Ligeti, Christopher Stark, and Mozart.
    Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY

    November 17, 7pm- Washington University Presents Momenta Quartet
    Works by Roberto Sierra, Christopher Stark, and György Ligeti
    Edison Theatre 560 Trinity Ave. St. Louis, MO

    November 18-21: Bates College Artist Residency
    November 20, 7:30pm- Graphic Score Concert
    Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, ME

    December 5, 8pm- And so the heavens turned
    Music by Elizabeth Brown and Frances White
    Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY

    December 19, 7pm- Transatlantic Baroque: Spanish Composers from Both Sides of the Atlantic
    Academy of Arts and Letters 633 West 155th St. New York, NY 10032

    January 21-25: Ensemble in Residence with IRIS Orchestra
    Momenta performs as principal players with the IRIS Orchestra at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) on Saturday, January 25, following a number of community performances in Germantown and Memphis and working with the IRIS Orchestra artist fellows

    January 30, 7:30pm- Olin Arts Center presents Momenta Quartet
    Works Mozart, Ligeti, Carl Bettendorf, and Elizabeth Brown.
    Olin Arts Center 75 Russell St Lewiston, ME 04240

    February 7, 7:30pm- And so the heavens turned
    Music of Elizabeth Brown and Frances White
    Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    February 16, 1pm and 4pm- Stray Bird, a danced tribute to Ursula Mamlok
    The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20009

    February 22 and 23- Music From Japan 45th Anniversary
    February 22nd, at 7pm- The Works of Noriko Koide
    February 23rd at 5:30pm "Identity, what does it matter? New Generations in Japan"
    Scandinavia House/Volvo Hall 58 Park Ave New York, NY

    February 27, 7:30pm- Shiozaki Duo at Bates College
    Music of Beethoven, Ravel, Arvo Pärt, Akira Nishimura, and Grażyna Bacewicz
    Olin Arts Center 75 Russell St Lewiston, ME 04240
  • 2018-2019 Season

    Momenta Festival IV
    October 13, 7pm: Canciones
    Music of Anna Clyne, Cristobal Halffter, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Beethoven, with soprano Lucy Shelton.
    October 15, 7pm: Ocean Breakup
    Music of Stephanie Griffin, Alba Potes, Guy Barash, Carl Bettendorf, and Wagner.
    October 17, 7pm: Points of Departure
    Music of Nicola Matteis the Younger, Jean Martinon, Roberto Sierra, Kaija Saariaho, Ann Southam, and Aaron Copland, with Benjamin FIngland, clarinet, and Stephen Gosling, piano.
    October 19, 7pm: The Power of Four
    Music of Eric Nathan, Bela Bartok, and Georges Enescu, with the Argus Quartet

    Momenta Quartet in Bolivia
    October 24, 7:30pm- Music of Fernandez, Sierra, Nathan, and Glass.
    Santa Teresa Church, Cochabamba, Bolivia
    October 25 and 26, 8pm- Music of Vivaldi and Mozart with the Laredo Symphony Orchestra
    Instituto Laredo Theater, Cochabamba, Bolivia

    November 6, 8pm- Chamber Music of Can Bilir
    Barnes Auditorium, Cornell University

    November 7, 8pm- Music for Strings and Gamelan
    Premieres by Can Bilir, Miles Jefferson Friday, and Piyawat Louilarpprasert
    Barnes Auditorium, Cornell University

    December 6, 8pm- The String Quartets of Julian Carrillo
    Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C.

    December 14, 10am- Chamber Music Live at Queens College
    Music by Haydn, Janacek, and Alois Haba
    LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens, NY

    January 11, 7:30pm- Melody and Company Chamber Series
    All-Brahms program
    Greenwich House Music School

    January 15, 7:30pm- Arbor Music Series at Symphony Space
    Music of Schumann and Vaughan Williams
    Symphony Space, NYC

    Arbor Music Series Salon Concert
    Music of Schumann and Vaughan Williams
    New York, NY

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

    February 28, 7:30pm- Moravian Heartache and Microtones
    Music of Janacek, Haba, and Bettendorf
    Bohemian National Hall, NYC

    March 2, 7:30pm- Music from Japan Festival
    World premiere by Takahiro Kuroda
    Scandinavia House, NYC

    March 3, 5:30pm- Music From Japan Festival
    The Works of Yumi Saiki
    Scandinavia House, NYC

    March 8 and 9- PCMS Presents The Lost String Quartet
    Philadelphia, PA

    March 9 and 10- Stray Bird
    Music of Ursula Mamlok with New Chamber Ballet
    German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    March 13- Artists Studio presents Miya Masaoka
    Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

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

    March 29, 7:30pm- Momenta Quartet at the Olin Arts Center
    Music of Shawn Jaeger, Ileana Perez-Velazquez, and Beethoven
    Lewiston, ME

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

    April 5- Momenta and Friends at Williams College
    Music by Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Stephanie Griffin, David Glaser, and Aaron Copland
    Brooke-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, MA

    April 11 and 12- Stray Bird
    Music of Ursula Mamlok with New Chamber Ballet
    German Academy, NYC
  • 2017-2018 Season

    August 14-21- Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency

    Ostrava Days New and Experimental Music Festival
    Ostrava, Czech Republic
    August 30, 5pm- Momenta New York
    Works by Alex Mincek, Petr Kotik, Julian Carrillo, Petr Bakla, Pawel Malinowski, Rebecca Bruton, and Balint Laczko
    August 31, 5:30pm- Rudolph Komorous Legacy
    Martin Arnold: Contact; Vault (1997)

    Momenta Festival III
    October 1, 7pm- Air from Another Planet
    Music by Heinrich Biber, John Cage, Kee Yong Chong, Michael Small, Elizabeth Brown, and Arnold Schoenberg
    with Elizabeth Brown, theramin, and video art by Lothar Osterburg
    Dixon Place Theater, 161A Chrystie St, NYC
    October 2, 7pm- Tyrants and Liberators
    Music by Alvin Singleton, Agustin Fernandez, and Arnold Schoenberg
    with Telmary Diaz, reciter, VIcky Chow, piano, and jazz bassist/composer Hilliard Greene
    Americas Society, 68 Park Ave. NYC
    October 3, 7pm- A Room with a View
    Music by Claude Baker, Britten, and Tchaikovsky
    with Samuel Rhodes, viola, and Marcy Rosen, cello
    Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave. NYC
    October 4, 7pm- Forces of Creation
    Music by Hiroya Miura, Per Norgard, Joao Pedro Oliveira, and Darius Milhaud with Nana Shi, piano
    The Center at West Park, 165 W. 85th Street, NYC

    October 5 and 6- Mamlok / Spaces with New Chamber Ballet
    A site-specific tribute to composer Ursula Mamlok with choreography by Miro Magloire and Rebecca Walden.
    German Academy New York, 1014 Fifth Ave. NYC

    October 22, 4pm- Sunday Music Series in Cold Spring
    Works by Byrd, Britten, Griffin, and Mozart
    The Chapel Restoration, Cold Spring, NY

    November 19, 3pm- Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
    Works by Agustin Fernandez, Alvin Singleton, Erwin Schulhoff, and a world-premiere by Teddy Poll.
    American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA

    December 2, 7pm- A Night of Mark Adamo at National Sawdust
    Program includes excerpts from Adamo’s operas and Aristotle for string quartet and baritone.
    National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

    December 7, 8pm- Interpretations: Graham Haynes
    World-premiere string quartet
    Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

    December 10, 11am- Momenta presents The Lost String Quartet
    A new theatrical string quartet piece for children with director/narrator Fernando Villa Proal.
    HiArt Gallery, New York, NY

    February 9, 10, 11- World-Premiere of Six. Twenty. Outrageous.
    When an oddball couple, their sassy housekeeper, a sewing machine, and a deranged radio all start singing, Stein’s playful language is transformed into the ecstatic and uncannily beautiful new opera from composer Daniel Thomas Davis, librettist Adam Frank, and director-designer Doug Fitch. This world premiere features an all-star lineup including vocalists Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Ariadne Greif, and Andrew Fuchs, joined by the Momenta Quartet, under the musical direction of David Bloom.
    Symphony Space
    2537 Broadway at 95th Street
    New York, NY 10025-6990

    February 17, 8pm- Music From Japan Festival 2018
    The Works of Tokuhide Niimi
    Scandinavia House/Victor Borge Hall
    58 Park Avenue, New York

    March 4, 5pm- Celebrating Composer Myroslav Skoryk’s 80th Birthday
    Ukrainian Institute of America
    2 East 79th St. NYC

    March 8-11- Ensemble in Residence with the IRIS Orchestra
    Momenta performs concerts in the communities of Germantown and Memphis, TN, and then joins the IRIS Orchestra for its March 10 and 11 concerts at Germantown Performing Arts Center.

    March 14, 7:30pm- St. Urban Salon Concert
    Momenta performs Milhaud's Creation du Monde with pianist and series artistic director Lenore Davis.

    April 14, 8pm- Music of Cornell Faculty Composers
    featuring works by Roberto Sierra, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, and Kevin Ernste.
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

    April 15, 2pm- The Carrillo Project
    Works by Julian Carrillo, including String Quartet No. 5 (1937), the world-premiere of String Quartet No. 12 (1964), and the Piano Quintet with pianist Ryan McCullough.
    Klarman Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    April 18, 8pm- The Carrillo Project
    World-premieres of String Quartet Nos. 9 and 10 (1959) and a repeat performance of the Piano Quintet with pianist Ryan McCullough.
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    April 22, 3pm- The Chamber Music Society of Louisville
    Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, No. 1; Claude Baker: String Quartet No. 3; Julian Carrillo: Dos Bosquejos; Britten: Quartet No. 3 in G, Op.
    Comstock Hall, Louisville, KY 40208

    April 30, 7pm- Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales
    Jorge Sarmientos (Guatemala, 1931–2012): String Quartet no. 1, op. 37 (1966)
    Mariano Etkin (Argentina, 1943–2016): Estáticamóvil II (1966) for string trio
    Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. NYC

    May 3, 7:30pm- Washington University presents Momenta Quartet
    Program to include music of Christopher Stark
    560 Trinity Ave. St. Louis, MO

    June 12, 8:30m- James Ilgenfritz and Momenta Quartet at The Stone
    World Premiers of James Ilgenfritz "String Quartet No 1: Unbroken" & "Apophenia IV" PLUS works by Stephanie Griffin, Anders Nilsson, & Andam Rudolph. Co-sponsored by the League ISCM.
    The Stone, 55 W. 13th St. NYC
  • 2016-2017 Season

    September 1, 7:30pm- Kimberton Village Chamber Music Series
    Music by Grieg, Beethoven, Per Norgard, and Adam Rudolph
    Kimberton Inn, Kimberton, PA

    September 16, 7:30pm- St. Urban presents Kreutzermania!
    Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin “Kreutzer”
    The St. Urban, Central Park West, NYC

    September 22, 7:30pm- Strings Meet Gamelan: Chamber Music from Indonesia
    Momenta returns to the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery for an evening of music from Indonesia. Joined by Tony Arnold, Indonesian vocalist Ubiet, and Gamelan Raga Kusuma.
    Betts Theatre, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

    September 28-October 2: Momenta Festival II
    September 28: Written in Fire
    Works by Matthew Greenbaum, Wang Lu, Janacek, and Tony Prabowo
    September 29: An Interval of Infinity
    Works by Somei Satoh, Takemitsu, Nishimura, and Beethoven
    October 1: At the Forest’s Edge
    Works by Ysaye, Cage, Kurtag, and Grieg
    October 2: Dark Matter
    Works by Ginastera, Dutilleux, and Chris Stark

    October 12, 12pm- Music of Julian Carrillo at Harvard University
    Program includes Carrillo’s string quartets nos. 3, 6, and 8.
    John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University

    November 2, 7:00pm- New York Festival of Song at National Sawdust
    NY premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Iberian Songs (2016) with soprano Amy Owens.
    National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

    December 1, 7:30pm- Music Now at Binghamton University
    Program features music by Adam Rudolph, premieres by Binghamton student composers, and George Crumb’s Black Angels.
    Casadesus Recital Hall, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

    December 5, 7:00pm- Ginastera and his Contemporaries
    Ginastera Piano Quintet (1963) with Vicky Chow, Mesias Maiguashca String Quartet No. 1 (1964) and Joaquin Orellana String Quartet No . 2 (1967).
    Americas Society, NYC

    December 7-11: IRIS Orchestra Ensemble in Residence
    Momenta returns to Memphis, performing community engagement concerts in the area and at the Germantown Performing Arts Center as member of the IRIS Orchestra.

    February 5, 2pm- The Carrillo Project at Cornell University
    Program includes the Cuarteto atonal a Debussy (1927), Cuarteto atonal a Beethoven (1955), and String Quartet No. 11 (1962).
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    February 10, 8pm- Eric Nathan and Wang Lu at Brown University
    Works by Eric Nathan, Wang Lu, George Crumb, and Beethoven.
    Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

    February 11, 8pm- South Berkshire Concerts
    Program includes George Crumb’s masterpiece “Black Angels” alongside Beethoven’s transcendent String Quartet Opus 135.
    Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA

    February 19, 5:30pm- Music from Japan Festival 2017
    New Direction in Japanese Contemporary Music, featuring works by Shoichi Yabuta, Yuta Bandoh, and Yoshiaki Onishi.
    Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, NYC

    March 29, 8pm- Waverly Project and Ioannis Angelakis present Mozart | Deconstruction
    Momenta premieres Angelakis’s quartet “Institution Imaginaire” alongside Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 414 with pianist Nefeli Mousoura.
    DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC

    April 15-17- Michigan State University Residency
    April 15, 8pm- Music of Julian Carrillo including the string quartets nos. 2, 3, and 11.
    April 17, 7:30pm- New Music from Latin America with works by Sergio Prudencio, Arthur Kampela, Cesar Ivan Potes, and Alberto Ginastera. With pianist Vicky Chow.

    April 24, 8pm- Music of Huang Ruo
    String Quartet No. 2 “Flag Project” and String Quartet No. 3 “Calligrafiti.”
    Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY

    April 25, 8pm- Bohemian National Hall with S.E.M. Ensemble
    Momenta performs Petr Bakla’s “Major Thirds” (2017) with pianist Joseph Kubera and joins S.E.M. Ensemble for Roscoe Mitchell’s “Distant Radio Transmissions” (2017).
    Bohemian National Hall, NYC

    May 12-13, 7:30pm- Olin Concert Series, Bates University
    Works by Arthur Kampela, Ursula Mamlok, Joaquin Orellana, and Beethoven.
    Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, ME

    June 4, 2pm- Melody and Friends Chamber Music Series
    Schumann Piano Quintet with pianist Melody Fader
    West End Collegiate Church, NYC

    June 8 and 9, 8pm- MeenMoves presents alternative (f)Acts
    Music of John Adams with new choreography by Sameena Mitta of MeenMoves.
    Martha Graham Studio Theater, NYC

    June 21, 6:30pm- Nothing/Everthing Changes: Petr Kotik at 75
    Momenta performs Petr Kotik’s string quartet “Torso”
    Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
  • 2015-2016 Season

    September 3, 7:30pm- Kimberton Village Chamber Music Series
    Momenta returns to the historic Kimberton Inn for a program featuring music by Boccherini, Mendelssohn, and Julián Carrillo.
    Kimberton Inn, Kimberton, PA

    September 6, 7:30pm- Gretna Music presents Momenta
    Music by Mendelssohn, Janáček, and Julián Carrillo Gretna Playhouse, Mount Gretna, PA

    September 30, October 1, 3, 4- The Momenta Festival
    Music of Philip Glass, Christian Wolf, Morton Feldman, Charles Ives, D.J. Sparr, Dan Visconti, George Crumb, Eugène Ysaÿe, Julián Carrillo, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Luigi Boccherini, Claude Debussy, Michael Small, Arthur Kampela, Yusef Lateef, and premieres by Wilfrido Terrazas, Borey Shin, and Gordon Beeferman.
    Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

    October 9, 10am- Chamber Music Live at Queens College
    Momenta is joined by Chamber Music Live artistic director Marcy Rosen. Program includes a Boccherini String Quintet, Debussy Quartet, and Multitude, Solitude by Eric Nathan, written for Momenta.
    LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens, NY

    October 12, 7:30pm- Music of Eric Nathan at (Le) Poisson Rouge
    Momenta celebrates the release of Eric Nathan’s new CD with a performance of his music for strings, with violist Samuel Rhodes.
    (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC

    October 18, 7pm- Music of Eric Nathan in Boston
    Momenta is joined by violist Samuel Rhodes and oboist Peggy Pearson performing music from Eric Nathan’s new CD on Albany Records.
    St. Paul’s Church, Brookline, MA

    October 23, 12pm- XLIII Festival Internacional Cervantino
    Momenta is featured at the 43rd Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico, one of the most important artistic and cultural events in Latin America. The program is in homage to Mexican composer Julián Carrillo, featuring his music alongside Ives’ iconic second string quartet and the virtuosic experimental rollercoaster that is Arthur Kampela’s “A Knife All Blade.”

    November 23, 1pm- Hudson Valley Music Club
    Program to include string quintets by Eric Nathan and Mendelssohn with violist Samuel Rhodes.
    Hudson Valley Music Club, Dobbs Ferry, NY

    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.
    Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York

    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.
    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.”
    The Americas Society, New York, NY

    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.

    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.
    Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

    March 19, 8pm- Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera
    Momenta presents Tan Dun’s theatrical Ghost Opera (1994) for string quartet and pipa, and Ives String Quartet No. 2. With Zhou Yi, pipa.
    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, New York, NY

    March 30, 7pm- Boccherini at the Italian Academy
    Works by Luigi Boccherini with cellist Marcy Rosen.
    Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY

    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).
    Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

    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.
    The Church in the Gardens, Forest Hills, NY

    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.

    May 3, 7:30pm- Chamber Music Cincinnati
    Works by Haydn, Dutilleux, Carrillo, and Debussy.
    College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH

    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
    E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

    May 17, 1pm- Trinity Wall Street Concerts at One
    Program: 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
    Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY

    June 15, 7:30pm- Chelsea Music Festival
    Works by Dutilleux and Takuma Itoh
    Leo Baeck Institute, NYC

    June 17, 8pm- Norgard in New York
    Works for solo, duo, and string quartet by Per Norgard.
    Scandinavia House, NYC
  • 2014-2015 Season

    September 19, 8pm- Eric Nathan Composer Portrait Concert
    Momenta Quartet is joined by oboist Peggy Pearson and violist Samuel Rhodes for chamber music by Eric Nathan, to be released in 2015 on a CD by Albany Records.
    Tenri Cultural Center, NYC

    October 14, 7:30pm- Music of Gordon Beeferman
    String Quartet (2005)
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, NYC

    October 16, 8pm- Just Visible in the Distance: 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.
    Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    October 23, 8pm- Stefan Wolpe: Four Portraits of a Visionary
    Momenta performs Wolpe’s rarely heard String Quartet (1969) on a concert hosted by the Stefan Wolpe Society.
    DiMenna Center, NYC

    November 14, 7:30pm- Momenta + Gamelan
    Momenta returns to Bates College presenting a concert centered around two works with gamelan: No Name (2012) by Jesse Jones and Lou Harrison's Threnody for Carlos Chavez (1979).
    Bates College, Lewiston, ME

    November 18, 7:30pm- Intimate Postcards
    Binghamton University's Music Now! presents Momenta Quartet in a program featuring Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” and Persian composer Reza Vali’s Nayshâboorak (Calligraphy No. 6) alongside works by Binghamton student composers and a staged collaboration with campus Ghanian Ewe dancers and African drumming.
    Casadesus Recital Hall, Binghamton University

    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.
    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

    January 10, 8pm- Candlelight Concert Society
    Momenta performs Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” alongside music of Brahms, Anton Webern, and Julián Carrillo.
    Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Columbia, MD

    February 25, 8:30pm- Matthew Greenbaum at 65: Chamber Music and Video Animation
    In celebration of Matthew Greenbaum's 65th birthday, Momenta presents the world premiere of More Venerable Canons (2013) for string quartet.
    Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC

    February 28, 8pm- Cultural Crosscurrents: Ives and Tan Dun
    Momenta pairs Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera (1994) with the String Quartet No. 2 (1911-13) of Charles Ives, two works that explore the ideas of musical narratives, theatricality, and unexpected cultural references in individually dramatic and striking ways.
    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).
    Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY

    March 31-April 2- Red Note New Music Festival
    Momenta performs eight world premieres on two programs, the first in collaboration with the City of Tomorrow wind quintet, and the second featuring new music for string quartet.
    April 1, 8pm- Red Note World-Premieres
    New works by Shawn Brogan Allison, Weijun Chen, Jae-Goo Lee, Carolyn O’Brien, and Corey Rubin.
    April 2nd, 8pm- Red Note New Music Festival Presents the Momenta Quartet
    Music by Eric Nathan, Matthew Greenbaum, Weijun Chen, Guy Barash, Elizabeth Brown, and Ives.
    Illinois State University, Normal, IL

    April 16, 8pm- MATA Festival presents Unreasonable Visions
    Music by Guy Barash, Idin Samimi Mofakham, Dan Moreira, Michalis Paraskakis, Alex Weiser, and Eric Nathan, with Ian Rosenbaum, percussion; Christa Van Alstine, clarinet; Stuart Breczinski, oboe; Matthew Weber, bass; and Carl Bettendorf, conductor.
    The Kitchen, NYC

    April 22, 8pm- Cornell University: Music by Julián Carrillo
    Momenta performs String Quartets no. 1, 3, and 8 by Mexican microtonal maverick Julián Carrillo, in collaboration with musicologist and Carrillo scholar Alejandro L. Madrid.
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    April 23, 8pm- Cornell University: Music by Michael Small
    Momenta performs Gasp of Blue (2012) and the world premiere of Memory Palace (2014-15) by Michael Small.
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    April 27, 7:30pm- Music of the Jewish Diaspora
    World premieres by David Glaser and Hana Ajiashvili alongside works by Morton Feldman, Guy Barash, and Matthew Greenbaum, with guest artists Molly Morkoski, piano; Christopher Grymes, clarinet, Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, mezzo soprano; and Carl Bettendorf, conductor.
    Center for Jewish History, NYC

    May 1-2- Ives (and more!) in Ohio
    Presented by the Pomerene Center for the Arts, Momenta presents an eclectic mix of unusual repertoire spanning the ages, focusing particularly on the groundbreaking work of Charles Ives.
    May 1, 1pm- Interactive performance with music students from River View High School in Warsaw, Ohio.
    May 1, 7pm- Benefit concert at the Redhouse in Coshocton, OH, presented by the 30th Annual Dogwood Festival–LINKED IN; featuring Haydn Quartet Op. 33/1 and Ives String Quartet No. 2
    May 2, 5:30pm- Grand Arts Dinner on the 300 Block of Main Street, Coshocton, OH; featuring the "Charles Ives Experiment" of overlapping sounds in collaboration with the 40 North Trombone Quartet and the Walhonding Rube Band

    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.
    Bucks County Performing Arts Center, Yardley, PA

    May 20, 7pm- Melody and Company Chamber Series
    Music by Dvorak, Beethoven, and D.J. Sparr
    Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., NYC

    May 29, 8pm- Philadelphia's Emerging Voices
    The Philadelphia division of the American Composers' Forum presents members of Momenta performing works by six Philadelphia women composers (Eleanor Aversa, Erica Ball, Jenny Beck, Julia Alford-Fowler, Rene Orth, and Alyssa Weinberg) who have written world premieres for amplified violin, viola, cello and electronics.
    Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    June 4-5- Celebrating Carrillo's Legacy
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the death of microtonal visionary Julian Carrillo (1875-1965), and presented by UNAM in Mexico City, Momenta participates in workshops and performances as part of the "Jornadas Universitarias Julián Carrillo".
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2013-2014 Season

    August 29, 7:30pm- Kimberton Village Summer Concert Series
    Eric Nathan: Multitude, Solitude (2013)
    Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 3 (1975)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Op. 74 "Harp"
    The Kimberton Inn Banquet Hall, Kimberton, PA 19442

    September 1 & 8, 7:30pm- Music at Gretna Festival
    Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in E Major, G. 446
    Allen Krantz: Piano Quartet
    Elgar: Piano Quintet
    with guest artists Charles Abramovic, piano, and Allen Krantz, guitar

    Carter: Figment for solo cello
    Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”
    Enescu: Octet in C Major, Op. 7*
    *with the Daedalus Quartet, guest artists
    Music at Gretna
    Mount Gretna, PA

    October 9- Momenta at Tertulia
    Music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Eric Nathan.
    Antique Garage- 41 Mercer St. NYC

    October 17, 8pm- Interpretations Series: Momenta presents Music by Improvisers
    Roulette's INTERPRETATIONS series presents Gene Coleman and the Momenta Quartet.
    Works by Gordon Beeferman, Adam Rudolph, Yusef Lateef, and Arthur Kampela.
    Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY

    October 30-November 1-The Francois Vase: world premiere with video art
    Visual artist Gabriela Vainsencher and composer Daniel Fox in collaboration with the Green Chair Dance Group have created a new work inspired by the myth of the Minotaur.
    October 30, 8pm: The Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA
    November 1, 8pm: SoapBox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    November 1, 10am-Chamber Music Live at Queens College
    Julián Carrillo: Dos Bosquejos (1927)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Op. 74 "Harp"
    Brahms: String Quartet in c minor Op. 51 No. 1
    Queens College, New York, NY

    November 13-15- Williams College Residency
    Yusef Lateef: String Quartet No. 2 (2012)
    Adam Rudolph: Morphic Resonance (2013)
    Agustín Fernández: String Quartet No. 2 "Sin Tiempo" (2013)*
    *world premiere (Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation)
    Ileana Perez Velazquez: Alma de Guije (2012)
    Williamstown, MA

    November 16, 8pm- Radical Romantics at Simon’s Rock
    Program to include works by Brahms and Arthur Kampela.
    Bard College at Simon’s Rock
    Great Barrington, MA

    January 23-27- Princeton Symphony Chamber Music Series
    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
    with Mak Grgic, guitar

    January 28, 7:30pm- New York Festival of Song
    Mark Adamo: ”Aristotle" (2012) for baritone and string quartet
    with Joshua Jeremiah, baritone
    OPERA America's National Opera Center
    330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY

    January 29, 8pm- Momenta Quartet at NYC's HiArt! Gallery
    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)
    HiArt! Gallery at TimeIn, 227 West 29th St. NYC

    February 20, 8pm- American Woman at the Composers Now Festival
    New 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.
    Panel discussion moderated by Laura Kaminsky
    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

    March 18, 7:30pm- Temple University Residency
    Joshua Hartman and Anthony Ciesielka: New works for string quartet
    Heidi Jacob: “...on enameled tablets...” for string quartet
    Elgar: Piano Quintet
    with Charles Abramovic, piano
    Rock Hall, Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA

    March 31, 7:30pm- Jewish Composers, Old and New
    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)
    Center for Jewish History
    15 W. 16th St. NYC

    April 13, 4pm- Sunday Music Series in Cold Spring, NY
    Works by Augusta Read Thomas, Dutilleux, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Debussy. Chapel of Our Lady Restoration
    45 Market Street
    Cold Spring, NY

    April 21, 7:30pm- Music by NYU Composers
    Works by Duttileux, 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
    Performers include Momenta Quartet, 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.

    May 9, 7:30pm- Bates College Residency Concert
    Works by Augusta Read Thomas, Scott Ordway, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Dutilleux, and Mendelssohn.
    Olin Arts Center
    Lewiston, ME

    May 24-30- Yellow Barn Residency
    May 30, 8pm- Concert at Next Stage
    Works by Ives and Debussy
    Putney, VT

    June 19-22- Mise-En Music Festival 2014
    Fang-Wei Luo: Silent Hills (2012)
    Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh: Rules of Attraction (2012)
    Arthur Kampela: Uma faca só lâmina (A Knife All Blade, 1998)
    Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion (1969)
    with Cyrus Beroukhim, violin
    Saturday, June 21, 5pm
    Taipei Cultural Center, New York, NY
    New Music Marathon
    Aaron Gervais: Se contourner se conformer (2011)
    Kyle Rowan: White: An Elegy (2012)
    Sunday, June 22, 4-10pm
    Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

    June 24, 8pm- Tan Dun's Ghost Opera at Roulette
    Presented by the Ear Heart Music Series
    with Zhou Yi, pipa
    Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue

    August 21, 7:30pm- Kimberton Village Summer Chamber Music Series
    Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1
    Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
    Debussy: String Quartet in g minor Op. 10
    Kimberton, PA 19442

    August 24, 7:30pm- Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
    Dance-inspired works by Schubert, Bartok, Byrd, Johann Strauss, Miguel del Aguila, and Elizabeth Brown.

    August 25-30- Residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute
    Intensive residency in collaboration with composer D.J. Sparr including private performances and local outreach presentations.
    Boscawen, NH 03303

    August 31- Music at Gretna Festival
    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"
  • 2012-2013 Season

    September 22, 4pm: Awakenings- New Music Inspired by Buddhism
    Works by Kee Yong Chong, Jason Kao Hwang, Huang Ruo, Ushio Torikai, and John Cage
    Rubin Museum of Art- 150 W. 17th St. New York, NY

    September 24, 8pm: A Gambler’s Hand- Music of Sean Noonan
    Roulette Intermedium- 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY

    October 13, 8pm: Mirage- Music Inspired by Visual Art
    FREE Open rehearsal at 5:30 PM!
    Works by Kee Yong Chong, Huang Ruo and Elizabeth Brown, and video artist Lothar Osterburg with Elizabeth Brown, theremin
    Brooklyn Conservatory- 58 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY

    October 19, 21: Reflections on Love and Loss
    Music of Chausson and a world premiere song cycle by Anne Neikirk
    with Silvie Jensen, mezzo-soprano
    October 19, 8pm: St. Peter’s Church- 346 West 20th St. NY, NY
    Pre-concert discussion at 7:30pm
    October 21, 4pm: Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq. Philadelphia, PA
    Pre-concert discussion at 3:30pm

    October 24, 5pm: Music for Strings and Oboe
    Music of Bach, Britten, and Debussy
    with Hassan Anderson, oboe
    Paul Robeson Galleries- Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

    November 8, 7:30pm: Awakenings- New Music Inspired by Buddhism
    Works by Kee Yong Chong, Jason Kao Hwang, Huang Ruo, Ushio Torikai, and John Cage
    Freer Gallery of Art- 1200 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington DC

    November 11, 3pm: Momenta Returns to Haverford College
    Works by Haydn, Debussy, and Heidi Jacob
    Haverford College- 370 Lancaster Ave. Haverford, PA

    December 4, 7:30pm: Bates College Residency
    Works by Debussy, Kee Yong Chong, Jason Kao Hwang, and a world premiere by Hiroya Miura
    Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

    December 16, 8pm: Music of Huang Ruo
    The Stone- Avenue C and 2nd St. NY, NY

    January 8, 10pm: American Idyll at the Stone
    Works by Wolpe, Carter, Wolff, and Cage

    January 16, 8pm: AMPHIBIAN Video/Music Series
    Works by Haydn, Cage, Elizabeth Brown, Daniel Fox, and Kenneth Brown
    HiArt! Gallery- New York, NY

    February 3, 3pm Lunar New Year Celebration
    Works by Debussy, Jason Kao Hwang, Tan Dun, and Min Xiao-fen
    with Min Xiao-fen, pipa
    Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY

    February 12-14: Cornell University Residency
    Momenta returns to work with the doctoral composition students
    New works for string quartet by Charles Cacioppo, Michael Small, Niccolo Athens, and Tonia Ko

    March 30, 6pm: NYU Composers
    New works by Gordon Beeferman, Jue Wang, Friedrich Heinrich Kern, Moon Young Ha, and Adele Fournet
    Silver Center for Arts and Science, New York University

    April 6, 8pm: Yusef Lateef- Celebrating 75 Years of Music
    World premiere of Yusef Lateef’s String Quartet No. 2
    Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY

    April 20: Wake and Bake Fundraising Party
    Coffee and baked goods combined with Haydn and Kampela!

    April 21, 11am: Free Children’s Concert
    Music of Haydn and Kampela
    Time In Gallery at HiArt! New York, NY

    April 22, 7:30pm: Yeshiva University presents a concert of Jewish Composers
    Works by Copland, Milhaud, Wolpe, David Glaser, and Timothy Beyer
    Center for Jewish History, New York, NY

    May 19, 4pm: Look and Listen Festival
    Echopraxia, by Evis Sammoutis
    Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

    May 20, 1pm: Hudson Valley Music Club
    Works by Haydn, Puccini, and Britten
    Dobbs Ferry, NY

    May 30, 7pm: New Worlds- Evening of World Premieres
    Premieres by Arthur Kampela, Ileana Perez-Velazquez, and Manena Contreras
    Americas Society, New York, NY

    June 14-22: Chelsea Music Festival
    Momenta returns to the Chelsea Festival to perform works by Eric Nathan and Benjamin Britten
    New York, NY
  • 2011-2012 Season

    August 26-28: Music at Gretna Festival
    Mount Gretna, PA

    August 26, 8:00pm Bruckner: String Quintet in F Major
    Music of Byrd, Palestrina, Perotin, and Arvo Pärt
    with Sarah Darling, viola

    August 28, 7:30pm
    Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor K. 478
    Allen Krantz: Piano Quartet
    *world premiere
    with Charles Abramovic, piano

    September 24-30: Momenta in Indonesia
    September 29 and 30, 8:00pm
    Music of Tony Prabowo
    with Ubiet, Indonesian vocalist
    Komunitas Salihara
    Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

    October 30-November 6: Ohana Arts Fall Festival of Music- Oahu, Hawaii

    November 3, 7:30pm
    Music at Manoa, in partnership with Ohana Arts
    works by Faure and Chausson
    with Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano; Djordje Nesic, piano; and Rachel Schutz, soprano
    University of Hawaii at Manoa- Orvis Auditorium

    November 4, 7:30pm
    Hawaii Public Radio
    works by Chausson, Glass, and Cergio Prudencio
    with Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano; and Djordje Nesic, piano
    Atherton Studio, Honolulu

    November 5 and 6, 8:00pm
    Milhaud: La Creation du monde Op. 81a, for piano quintet
    with Djordje Nesic, piano
    Paliku Theater, Kaneohe

    November 20: Music Inspired by India
    Works by Barbara Benary, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Michael Rose
    Rockland Music Conservatory
    45 South Main Street, Pearl River, NY

    January 10, 7:30pm: Music of Huang Ruo
    Works by Huang Ruo, including excerpts from the opera Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
    Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

    January 28, 8pm: Temple University presents Momenta in NYC
    Dalit Warshaw: Elegy on a Theme of Sappho (2006)
    Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 2 “Company”
    Schubert: Quartet in A minor “Rosamunde”
    World premieres by Temple University student composers
    Time In Gallery at HiArt!- 227 W. 29th St. Studio 4R, NYC

    March 4-5: Music Inspired by Literature
    Works by Schubert, Philip Glass, and Dalit Warshaw
    Princeton Symphony Chamber Music Series
    Princeton, NJ
    March 4, 2pm: Stonebridge at Montgomery
    March 4, 4pm: Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies
    March 5, 4pm: Princeton Windrows

    March 26, 1pm: Hudson Valley Music Club
    Works by Dvorak, Glass, Eric Nathan, and William Byrd
    Dobbs Ferry Women’s Club
    54 Clinton Ave. Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Ancient Soundscapes Reborn
    Elizabeth Brown : Mirage for shakuhachi and string quartet
    with Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi
    March 30, 8pm: Japanese Sacred Gagaku Court Music and Secular Art Music
    Miller Theater, Columbia University
    March 31, 11am-5pm: Composer’s Workshop- New Music for Gagaku and Hogaku Instruments
    Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall, Barnard College

    April 3, 7:30pm: Center for Jewish History
    Works by David Glaser, Philip Glass, Copland, Strauss, and Eric Nathan
    with Blair McMillen, piano; Chris Grymes, clarinet; Elizabeth Brown, flute
    15 West 16th St. NY, NY

    Cornell University Residency
    April 18: World premieres for string quartet and gamelan by Cornell graduate composers
    April 19: “Ludwig Van”: a Kagel Double-Bill
    Music by Kagel and Beethoven
    Screening of Mauricio Kagel’s experimental film “Ludwig Van” Cornell Cinema
    April 20: Composition Forum
    Barnes Auditorium

    May 20, 4pm: Momenta Returns to Cold Spring
    Music by Philip Glass, Dalit Warshaw, and Schubert
    Chapel of Our Lady Restoration
    45 Market Street, Cold Spring, NY

    June 10-16: Accent12 Festival
    Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    June 17-23: Chelsea Music Festival in NYC

    August 24: Dance If You Want To-
    Music At Gretna
    Music by Beethoven, Schubert, and a world premiere by Gordon Beeferman
    with dancers from SleepDance, and Gordon Beeferman, piano
    Music at Gretna Festival, Mount Gretna, PA
  • 2010-2011 Season

    October 2, 8:30pm: Season Premiere- “Up, Down and Out of Town”
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project (2009)
    Gordon Beeferman: String Quartet (2006)
    Melissa Hui: Map of Reality (2009)
    Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5 (1991)
    Roulette, 20 Greene St. NYC

    October 10, 7pm
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project (2009)
    Agustín Fernández: String Quartet No. 1: “Montes” (2007)
    Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion
    Barbès, 376 9th. St. Brooklyn, NY

    October 24, 4:00 PM
    Agustín Fernández (b. 1958): String Quartet No. 1 “Montes” (2007)
    Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 “American”
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project (2009)
    Kento Watanabe: Traveler's Song *World Premiere*
    Cold Spring, NY

    February 6, 2:30pm
    ***The 2nd Annual Kampelathon!***
    67 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY

    February 11, 8pm
    Manena Contreras: Instantes (2005)
    Cergio Prudencio: Transfiguraciones (2006/7)
    Arthur Kampela: Uma Faca Só Lâmina ("A Knife All Blade", 1998) movements D-F
    Agustín Fernández: String Quartet No. 1 “Montes” (2007)
    Williams College, Williamstown, MA

    February 21, 4-11pm: 2nd Annual Music of Now Marathon
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project (2009)
    Arthur Kampela: Uma Faca Só Lâmina ("A Knife All Blade", 1998) movements D-F
    Symphony Space- 2537 Broadway, NYC

    February 26, 7pm: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens- Music & Mosaics Concert Series
    Manena Contreras: Instantes (2005)
    Arthur Kampela: Uma Faca Só Lámina (“A Knife All Blade” 1998) movements D-F
    Kento Watanabe: Traveler’s Song (2010)
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project (2009)
    1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

    February 27, 7pm
    World premieres by Anne Neikirk and Adam Vidiksis
    Music by Arthur Kampela, Kento Watanabe, and Manena Contreras
    HiArt! Studio, 227 W. 29th St. NYC

    March 6, 6pm
    Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34
    with Blair McMillen, piano
    Cornelia Street Cafe- 29 Cornelia Street, NYC

    March 24, 12:30pm
    Kento Watanabe: Traveler’s Song (2010)
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project (2009)
    Manena Contreras: Instantes (2005)
    Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 “American”
    Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University
    Newark, NJ

    March 27, 3pm
    Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 “American”
    Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2
    Tony Prabowo: Pastoral
    with Katharine Dain, soprano, and Ubiet, Indonesian vocalist
    Haverford College, Haverford, PA

    March 30- All Southeast Asian program
    Tony Prabowo: Pastoral
    Kee-Yong Chong: Silence Cosmos
    Yudane: Entering the Stream
    Michael Amsara: Three Pieces for solo violin
    with Katharine Dain, soprano, and Ubiet, Indonesian vocalist
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    March 31: New works by Cornell Composers
    Niccolo Athens: Et in Arcadio Ego (2011)
    Eric Nathan: Four to One (2011)
    J. Benjamin Jones: Le panache
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    April 5, 7:30pm
    Tony Prabowo: Hampa
    Yudane: Entering the Stream
    Takuma Itoh: Event Horizon*
    Prabowo: Pastoral
    with Katharine Dain, soprano; Ubiet, Indonesian vocalist, Gordon Beeferman, piano
    WMP Concert Hall- 31 East 28th St. NYC

    April 11, 8pm- The Center for Jewish History
    Noyes Bartholomew: Lament (1999) for solo cello
    Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5
    Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2
    with Katharine Dain, soprano
    15 West 16th St., NYC

    May 13, 7pm: Museum of Chinese in America
    World premieres by Jason Kao Hwang and Kee Yong Chong
    Kee Yong Chong: Silence Cosmos
    Huang Ruo: The Flag Project
    Melissa Hui: Map of Reality
    215 Centre Street, NYC
    Sponsored by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) www.iscm.org

    May 22, 7pm: Gamelan Dharma Swara
    Yudane/Jack Body: A House in Bali (2009) for string quartet, narrator, and gamelan
    with Gamelan Dharma Swara
    Le Poisson Rouge- 158 Bleecker Street, NYC

    May 31, 7pm: Music of Julián Carrillo (1875-1965)
    The Americas Society- 680 Park Avenue, NYC
  • 2009-2010 Season

    October 12, “Serial Underground”, Cornelia Street Cafe
    Tony Prabowo: B-A-C-H 2004 (Music for Multiple Violas)
    Stephanie Griffin: Viola, John Gurrin: Video Accompaniment

    November 9, “Serial Underground”, Cornelia Street Cafe
    Gordon Beeferman: String Quartet (2006)

    February 8
    Cornelia Street Café's "Serial Underground" series, New York, NY
    world premiere of Arthur Kampela's Uma Faca Só Lâmina ("A Knife All Blade", 1998)

    February 24
    The Americas Society, New York, NY
    All-Latin American program
    Manena Contreras (b. 1966): Instantes (2005)
    Cergio Prudencio (b. 1955): Transfiguraciones (2006/7)
    Arthur Kampela (b. 1960): String Quartet, Uma Faca Só Lâmina ("A Knife All Blade", 1998)
    Agustín Fernández (b. 1958): String Quartet No. 1 “Montes” (2007)

    March 10-11
    Residency at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Cergio Prudencio (b. 1955): Transfiguraciones (2006/7)
    Gordon Beeferman (b. 1976): String Quartet (2006)
    Arthur Kampela (b. 1960): String Quartet, Uma Faca Só Lâmina ("A Knife All Blade", 1998)
    Agustín Fernández (b. 1958): String Quartet No. 1 “Montes” (2007)
    Philip Glass (b. 1937): Music in Similar Motion (1969)
    And 5 new works by Cornell graduate composers

    April 29
    Lehman College, Bronx, New York
    Lecture-performance featuring works by Haydn, Kodály, Philip Glass, Michael Rose, and Agustín Fernández

    May 3
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    works by Matthew Greenbaum and Temple University student composers
    Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor, op.34
    with Blair McMillen (piano)

    May 6
    Cohen-Davison Theater, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
    Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, op.15
    with Soyoung Kim (piano)

    May 22
    Brooklyn Conservatory New Music Collective's "East Meets West" series, Brooklyn, NY
    Tony Prabowo (b. 1956): Commonality 1 for Viola and Tape (1998)
    Michael Rose (b. 1971): Mohini Thinks of Leaving (2007)
    Kee Yong Chong (b. 1971): Silence Cosmos (2005)
    Michael Asmara (b. 1956): Three Pieces for Solo Violin (2008)
    Philip Glass (b. 1937): Music in Similar Motion (1969)

    Children’s Workshop: A hands-on exploration of Indian rhythms in music by Philip Glass and Michael Rose, for children ages 8-10.

    June 14
    Cornelia Street Café's "Serial Underground" series, New York, NY
    Christopher Stark: aMBiValence (2009) for amplified string trio and delay

    June 17-18
    Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
    Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
    American premiere of two works by composer Johanna Doderer
    with Blair McMillen (piano) and Joanne Lin (cello)

    June 25
    Three-Fingered Fun(draiser), Brooklyn, NY
    Sebastián Zubieta: Cuarteto (1991) (World premiere)
    Cergio Prudencio: Transfiguraciones (2006/7)
    Martin Iddon: Danaë (2009-10) for string trio
    David Simons: Cipher (1992) (World premiere of quartet version)
    Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion (1969)

    August 13
    Music at Gretna, Mount Gretna, PA
    Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola, op.25
    Philip Glass (b. 1937): String Quartet No. 5 (1991)
    Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor, op.34
    with Carl Ellenberger (flute) and Blair McMillen (piano)
  • 2008-2009 Season

    October 18, 2008, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: New Music Collective/American Opera Projects Present Composers Up Close and Personal: Music by Sonenberg, Pierson, Weisman, and Tan Dun, with pipa player Sun Li, mezzo Abigail Fischer, soprano Donna Smith, baritone Kenneth Overton, and pianist Kelly Horsted

    November 9, 2008, Haverford College, PA: Music and Conversation with the Momenta String Quartet and Dalit Warshaw, theremin: Music by Haydn, Warshaw, Arauco, and Schubert

    December 15, 2008, Advent Lutheran Church, NY: Music Mondays: Music by Byrd, A. Clementi, Haydn, and Glass

    Feb 8, 2009, Boston Conservatory, Seully Hall, New Music Festival
    Morton Feldman: Structures
    Conlon Nancarrow: String Quartet no. 1
    Philip Glass: String Quartet no. 5
    Dalit Warshaw: Interludes and Etherludes for String Quartet and Theremin
    John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts (1950)

    Mar 26, 2009, Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School, New York
    North River Music presents Momenta with composer/pianist Noam Sivan

    April 29, 2009: Lehman College: Music by Byrd, Bach, Mozart, Janacek and Glass

    May 1, 2009, Advent Lutheran Church, New York
    Matthew Greenbaum’s “Nameless” with Momenta Quartet and Cygnus Ensemble.
    Featuring Priscilla Smith and Julie Bishop, sopranos; and Elizabeth Farnum, mezzo-soprano
    Works by: Stefan Wolpe, James Falconi, Julia Alford-Fowler and Andy Laster

    May 11, 2009, Cornelia Street Café, New York. World premiere of Melissa Pausina’s “Bartleby,” a new chamber opera based on Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby the Scrivener”

    August 21, 2009, Mount Gretna Playhouse, Mount Gretna, PA
    Bloch: Prelude; Beethoven: String Quartet in e minor, op.59, no.2;
    Schoenberg: String Quartet no.2 in f-sharp minor, op.10
    Guest Soprano: Katharine Dain

    August 23, 2009, Mount Gretna Playhouse, Mount Gretna, PA.
    World Premiere of Kee Yong Chong’s “Suspended Love for Violin and Percussion”;
    Berio’s “Naturale for Viola, Percussion and Tape”; and Schumann’s
    String Quartet no.3.
    Guest percussionist: Nathan Davis
  • 2007-2008 and Earlier

    September 10, 2007, Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College: Midday Monday Concert Series: Music by Janacek, Feldman, and Schumann

    October 26 & 27, 2007, National Museum of Singapore: Tony Prabowo in Concert with sopranos Binu Sukaman and Ubiet, pianist Adelaide Simbolon, and dancer Okty Budiati; video art by John Gurrin and Cecil Mariani

    November 28, 2007, Rock Hall, Temple University, PA: Music by Olivier, Fernandez, Janacek, and Schumann

    January 13, 2008, Stonebridge and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ: Music by Mamlok, Zorn, Schumann, and Schnittke

    January 24, 2008, Rock Hall, Temple University, PA: Music by McIntyre, Dougherty, Carpenter, Dieffenbach, and Schnittke

    March 28 & 29, 2008, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn: Music by Elizabeth Brown; video art by Lothar Osterburg

    March 30, 2008, Mannes College of Music, NY: Music Under Construction with clarinetist Gilad Harel and pianist Carol Wong

    April 2, 2008, Center for Jewish History, NY: Music by Bloch, Mamlok, Glaser, Feldman, Zorn, and Schnittke

    May 17, 2008, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: South Oxford 6: Music by Vrebalov, Ficklin, Sonenberg, Rose, and Pierson

    July 11, 2008, Northern Stage, Newcastle University, UK: Opening night of ¡Vamos! Latin & Lusophone Festival: Music by Fernandez, Prudencio, Kampela, and Potes

    July 12, 2008, King’s Hall, Newcastle University, UK: Music by Contreras, Fernandez, Rowan, Egan, Papaioannou, and Albans

    August 14, 2008, Williamsburg loft, Brooklyn: Salon – music by Schubert and guest composer Potes; excerpt from “Herb and Dorothy”

    August 22, 2008, Williamsburg loft, Brooklyn: Salon – music by Haydn and guest composer/thereminist Warshaw; screening of “Love Suicides”


    September 30, 2006, Bryn Mawr College, PA: Mozart’s Birthday Celebration Concert: Music by L. Mozart, Dittersdorf, Haydn, Danzi, J. C. Bach, and W. A. Mozart

    October 10, 2006, Tonic, NYC: Double bill with Floriculture, music by Prabowo with guest sopranos Binu Sukaman and Ubiet

    November 3, 2006, Swarthmore College, PA: Stott Commissioning Program Concert: Music by Mozart, Kurtag, Koontz, and Beethoven

    November 5, 2006, Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor: Music by Mozart, Kurtag, and Beethoven

    December 1 & 2, 2006, TIM, Jakarta, Indonesia: Music by Prabowo with Continuum, sopranos Binu Sukaman and Ubiet, dancer Okty Budiati, and the Batavia Madrigal Singers

    February 9, 2007, Temple Sinai of Bergen County, NJ: Music by Beethoven; Jewish songs with the Stonewall Chorale Chamber Choir

    February 19, 2007, Rock Hall, Temple University, PA: Music by Revak, Greenbaum, Brodhead, Bresnick, and Wright

    February 23, 2007, Bargemusic, NY: Evening of Czech Music: Klein String Trio and Dvorak Piano Quartet with pianist Maya Hartman

    February 27, 2007, Rock Hall, Temple University, PA: Music by McIntyre, Falconi, Contreras, Galganski, Martignoni, and Beethoven

    March 8, 2007, Shepard Hall, CCNY: Faculty Compositions: Jablonsky, Patitucci, Vrebalov, Weisman, and Felsenfeld

    May 21, 2007, Advent Lutheran Church, NY: Music Mondays: Music by Mozart, Brodhead, and Vrebalov


    September 26, 2005, Temple University, Philadelphia: Music by Stravinsky, Haydn, Falconi and Lutoslawski

    October 22, 2005, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC: Columbia Composers: Music by Bettendorf, Wang

    November 16, 2005, Mannes College of Music, NYC: Robert Cuckson String Trio

    November 17, 2005, St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea, NYC: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Quartet, and selections with the Melodia Women’s Choir

    December 12, 2005: Leonard Nimoy Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space, NYC: Music by Rohde, Jacobs, Glaser, Anderson and Greenbaum

    December 17, 2005, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: Music by Ficklin, Saulle, Sonenberg and Vrebalov

    March 19, 2006, Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor: Music by Haydn, Koontz, and Mozart with guest clarinetist Carol McGonnell

    March 23, 2006, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC: Music by Haydn, Kurtag, Bresnick and Mozart with guest clarinetist Charles Neidich

    April 5, 2006, The Stone, NYC: Music by Pausina, Bresnick, Jacob and Kurtag

    April 7, 2006, Temple University, NYC: Music by Telemann, Jacob, Purcell, Pausina and Kurtag


    November 7, 2004, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture: Music by Locke, Mamlok, Cage, Webern and Bartok

    November 8, 2004, Temple University, Philadelphia: Music by Locke, Webern, Ebbert, Mamlok, Bartok and Cage

    November 23, 2004, Mannes College of Music, NYC: Music by Eleanor Cory

    March 31, 2005, Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, Women’s History Month: Music by C. Schumann, Mamlok, Clarke and Cory

    April 10, 2005, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture: Music by Contreras, Ives, Prabowo, Jurcisin and Debussy

    April 11, 2005, Temple University, Philadelphia: Music by Contreras, Geissinger, Ives, Hanna, Jurcisin and Debussy

    May 12, 2005, Leonard Nimoy Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space, NYC: ISCM Concert: Music by Freund, Darbellay, Rakowski, Olan and Bresnick

    Spring 2004

    March 21, 2004, Temple University, Philadelphia: Mario Davidovsky String Trio

    March 22, 2004, Leonard Nimoy Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space, NYC: Mario Davidovsky String Trio