Happy New Year from Momenta! We are back in action after a brief separation which took Stephanie to Brazil (land of Arthur Kampela!) and Emilie and Michael to Boston and Calgary where they performed with our friends in A Far Cry. Our first concerts of 2014 are near home: in and around Princeton, NJ, and two consecutive nights in Manhattan. Being that it’s a new year, we also have two new collaborators joining us for the first time on these concerts.
We are delighted to return to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series. The PSO’s recent orchestra concert was entitled “La Noche Española,” and our program will be equally Spanish-infused! We will perform Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar and String in G major with Mak Grgic, a fellow Serious Music Media artist, as well as Debussy’s String Quartet, the motet Quam pulchri sunt by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Agustin Fernandez’s String Quartet No. 2 Sin tiempo, which was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation and premiered by us back in November at Williams College. Our first concert is tonight at the College of New Jersey, and you can also hear us on Sunday at 4:30pm at the Princeton Institute of Advanced Study, as well as other venues in the Princeton area. Our calendar has all the details. We were even named one of the Top Five Shows in NJ this week!
For those of you who would like to see us in 2014 but don’t want to head out to New Jersey, you’re in luck! We will repeat our Princeton program on January 29th at theHiArt! Gallery in Chelsea. Also, on January 28th you can see us on the New York Festival of Song’s Next Series, on a program of music by Mark Adamo and friends. We’ll be performing Adamo’s Aristotle for string quartet and baritone with Joshua Jeremiah. We hope you will come out and brave the cold January temperatures with us for these concerts!