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The Lost String Quartet

The Lost String Quartet A theatrical string quartet for children   “really, really smart, imaginative, and beautifully conceived and executed” – Steve Smith “a new classic of classical music for children” – Alan Young, New York Music Daily The Lost String Quartet is an original concert-length theatrical string quartet piece for children and playful adults of all ages, based on the children’s book by N. M. Bodeck
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Momenta’s Season Finale at The Stone!

The Momenta Quartet and the League ISCM present: “Music by Improvisers” TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 8:30PM The Stone at The New School Glass Box Theater 55 W. 13th Street, NY, NY 10011 Admission:  $20, tickets available at the door With special guest vocalist M. Lamar   Program: Stephanie Griffin: “BIO Rhythms II” for string quintet (2018) WORLD PREMIERE with James Ilgenfritz, double bass Anders Nilsson: “Utterly” for str
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Upcoming Concerts in NYC

Dear friends, Happy Spring time! It’s been an exceptionally busy and productive Spring season so far, but almost all of Momenta’s events have been out of town since March! We’ve been in Memphis doing outreach concerts and performing with the IRIS Orchestra, and recently returned from our debut concert for the Chamber Music Society of Louisville in Kentucky and an 8-day residency at Cornell University wher
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The Lost String Quartet

MOMENTA QUARTET ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LOST STRING QUARTET A THEATRICAL STRING QUARTET FOR CHILDREN With original music by Momenta violist/composer Stephanie Griffin and theater direction by Mexican director Fernando Villa Proal Based on the book THE LOST STRING QUARTET by N. M. Bodecker Copyright © 1983 by N.M. Bodecker Adapted for the stage by permission of Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint
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Announcing Momenta Festival 3!

August 1, 2017 | Contact: Eileen McMahon | eileen@dotdotdotmusic.net | t. 973/747-8448 | dotdotdotmusic.net OCT. 1 – 4 IN NYC Four distinctively themed programs, each curated by a different member of Momenta Quartet Oct. 1: “Air from Another Planet,” Dixon Place Theater Oct. 2: “Tyrants and Liberators,” Americas Society Oct. 3: “A Room with a View,”Italian Academy Oct. 4: 
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Live Streaming from Michigan State University

Dear friends from far and wide, Greetings from East Lansing, Michigan! The Momenta Quartet has been in residence at Michigan State University since Friday, performing as part of the university’s “Latin is America” Festival and working with student composers. Last night we performed on a lecture recital about the Mexican composer Julián Carrillo. It was also live streamed but we found out a bit too l
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Free Concert on Wednesday, March 29: Mozart/Deconstruction

Dear friends, Happy Spring time! As crocuses poke through the frozen earth, Momenta is hard at work learning a substantial new work by the Greek composer Ioannis Angelakis. His Institution Imaginaire is a high octane reimagining of a Mozart piano concerto, which we will precede with the actual concerto in a string quartet reduction with concert pianist Nefeli Mousoura, who is traveling in from Greece especially for t
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The Momenta Festival III: End of Year Fundraising Campaign

It’s been a whirlwind season so far, and the Momenta Quartet thanks all of you for being a part of it! After attending the opening night of our recent Momenta Festival II, music writer George Loomis praised us for our “enterprising spirit,” and we are at it again – actively scheming towards the Momenta Festival III in October 2017. The Momenta Festival is the most ambitious project we have ever taken on as a quartet.
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Presenting Momenta Festival II

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 @ Tenri, NYC Four distinctive programs, each curated by a different Momenta First-time Festival programming by newly-joined violinist ALEX SHIOZAKI • Centennial celebrations of Dutilleux and Ginastera • • Daring pairings of Japanese modernism and Beethoven • • Beloved classics by Janáček, Grieg, Cage, Ysaÿe • PLUS: Wang Lu World Premiere, and Tony Prabowo’s fiery Indonesian string quarte
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