Happy New Year!
And a heartfelt thank you from all of Momenta to all of you who donated to our year-end campaign…there are still donations coming in, but so far we have almost made it to our goal with $8235 of our $10,000 goal. If anyone would still like to contribute the link is still active. One can help Momenta at any time! The only real “deadline” was for a 2018 tax deduction.
Meanwhile, we are thrilled to be ushering in the new year with two of the most important pieces of the piano quintet repertoire, by two close friends and colleagues (of each other – not of ours, of course): Brahms and Schumann – with two of our own close friends and colleagues, the pianists Melody Faderand Lenore Davis! Both of these concerts also feature some of our best-loved vocal collaborators: mezzo-soprano Reut Ben-Ze’ev and tenor Andrew Fuchs.
We will be playing the Brahms Quintet THIS FRIDAY, as part of an all Brahms concert, featuring one of my all-time favorite pieces in the viola repertoire – his gorgeous Two Songs, Opus 91 for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, with the fabulous singer Reut Ben-Ze’ev:
Friday, January 11, 7:30pm
Melody and Company Chamber Series
All Brahms Program
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street
West Village, NYC
$15/10 cash at the door, or in advance at:
wine and cheese reception
And NEXT TUESDAY, January 15, Momenta and Lenore Davis will perform the Schumann Piano Quintet on Lenore Davis’ Arbor Music Series, and will be joined by Andrew Fuchs for Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “On Wenlock Edge,” a stunning and evocative setting of poems from A. E. Housman’s “A Shropshire Lad,” for tenor, string quartet and piano. Andrew and Lenore will round out the program with a set of songs by David Leisner.
Wednesday, January 15, 7:30pm
Arbor Music Series
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
2537 Broadway at West 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
But you can get a $10 discount if you book in advance with the code AMSARTIST at this link.
We hope to see you at one of these concerts!