New York, July 30, 2015: ChamberMusicNY, a nonprofit presenting organization, has announced that its 2015-16 season will include the innovative PUBLIQuartet, the ensemble SHUFFLE Concert, a jazz quintet, The Harlem Chamber Players and American Modern Ensemble.
CMNY’s mission is to introduce New Yorkers to live chamber music while featuring New York’s emerging generation of professional musicians. With the help of community programs including Goddard Riverside Community Center, USO-Metropolitan NY, Third Street Music School Settlement, Greenwich House, the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights/Inwood and others, ChamberMusicNY distributes free tickets to audiences that may be unfamiliar with live chamber music.
ChamberMusicNY begins the five-concert series on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7pm as they co-present PUBLIQuartet. CMNY co-presented PQ in April at their Weill Recital Hall / Carnegie Hall debut, and now the 2015 Chamber Music America/ASCAP award-winners bring their annual commissioning program, PUBLIQ Access, back to The DiMenna Center for Classical Music at 450 West 37th Street. Five up-and-coming composers were selected from hundreds of entries, and in addition to having their new works performed this evening, these composers will participate in a post-concert discussion moderated by Du Yun and Marcos Balter. Tickets will be available soon.
A week later, on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm, CMNY presents the ensemble SHUFFLE Concert at Merkin Concert Hall. The audience selects from over 30 mixed ensemble compositions and the SHUFFLE musicians play on command. This inventive sextet, comprised of piano, soprano, oboe, clarinet, violin and cello, will perform music from Baroque to Broadway, as selected by the audience. Tickets are available at http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/chambermusicny-presents-shuffle-concert/.
The third concert, on Saturday, November 14 at 8pm, features someone familiar to CMNY fans: Violinist Curtis Stewart, CMNY vet from its first season’s Britten Centenary as well as PUBLIQuartet, brings his jazz quintet to Bruno Walter Auditorium at the NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center. The Curtis Stewart Ensemble explores a space between era and style, creating dialogue between Western European, BeBop, Post-Bop, Hip Hop & Contemporary Classical music.
On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm, ChamberMusicNY returns to Merkin Concert Hall, co-presenting The Harlem Chamber Players in a very special concert including violin soloist Ashley Horne playing Bernstein’s Serenade, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, a new commission by Jeff Scott and Copland’s original 13-instrument version of Appalachian Spring. Tickets will be available in 2016.
CMNY will conclude the their series on Thursday, May 26 at 8pm with the season’s third visit to Merkin Concert Hall to co-present American Modern Ensemble and a concert of vocal music by percussionist/composers. This program includes new music from Robert Paterson and compositions by Andy Akiho, Robert Beaser and more.
ChamberMusicNY is on the web at http://www.ChamberMusicNY.org and is a member of Chamber Music America, the Non Profit Coordinating Committee of NY, and is a registered 501(c)(3).
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Contact: B. David Krivit, Executive Director / 646-300-1207 / BDKrivit@ChamberMusicNY.org