Upcoming Events

 

MAY 23, 2018 / 7:30pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC

SHENSON CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Hildegard von Bingen: Columba aspexit
Gabriella Smith (b. 1991): Carrot Revolution (2015)
Lembit Beecher (b. 1980): “These Memories May Be True” (2012)
Komitas Vardapet: Armenian Folk Songs
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 74 “Harp”


MAY 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

LIVECONNECTIONS
with guest artist Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist & composer
Lembit Beecher (b. 1980): “These Memories May Be True” (2012)
Komitas Vartabed: Armenian Folk Songs, arr. Sergei Aslamazian
Yevgeniy Sharlat (b. 1977): “RIPEFG” (commissioned for the Aizuri Quartet by Curtis Institute of Music)
Kinan Azmeh 
(b. 1976): “The Fence, the Rooftop and the Distant Sea” (world premiere of new version for string quartet and clarinet)
Wang LuPauchi SasakiMichi Wiancko and Can Bilir: Suite of Micro-Commissions for String Quartet and Clarinet (world premiere)


JUNE 1, 2018 / 7:00pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium,
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY

METLIVEARTS 2017-2018 STRING QUARTET-IN-RESIDENCE
Residency Concert No. 5: Music and Migration
with guest artist Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist & composer
Lembit Beecher (b. 1980): These Memories May be True (2012)
Komitas Vardapet: Armenian Folk Songs
Kinan Azmeh (b. 1976): “The Fence, the Rooftop and the Distant Sea” (NY premiere of new version for clarinet and string quartet)
Wang LuPauchi SasakiMichi Wiancko and Can Bilir: Suite of Micro-Commissions for String Quartet and Clarinet (NY premiere)


JUNE 10, 2018 / 7:00pm
Sundin Music Hall
St. Paul, MN     

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA
Metropolitan Museum of Art Residency Tasting Menu
Hildegard von Bingen/Carlo Gesualdo: Madrigal Selections
Paul Wiancko (b. 1983): LIFT

Lembit Beecher (b. 1980): These Memories May be True (2012)
Ludwig van
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 74 “Harp”


JULY 21, 2018
Gill, MA

ANTENNA CLOUD FARM
Summer Music Festival and Retreat
Program TBA


JULY 19 & 21, 2018
Signal Hill Ranch
Methow Valley, WA

METHOW VALLEY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Program TBA


AUGUST 26, 2018 / 9:15pm
Palazzo Chigi
San Quirico d'Orcia
Tuscany, ITALY

PAESAGGI MUSICALI TOSCANI 2018
Program to include:
Bartok: String Quartet No. 2
Paul Wiancko (b. 1983): LIFT


AUGUST 31, 2018 / 8:30pm
Convento del Petreto
Scansano
Tuscany, ITALY

FESTIVAL MORENLLINO CLASSICA
Program to include:
Bartok: String Quartet No. 2
Paul Wiancko (b. 1983): LIFT

 


Past Shows

 

SEPTEMBER 8&9, 2017 / 8:00pm
Lembit Beecher’s Sophia’s Forest (World Premiere)
A chamber opera in 11 scenes with electronically controlled sound sculptures
Drexel University, URBN Center Annex Black Box Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

Libretto: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Brian Staufenbiel
Conductor: Nicole Paiement
Cast featuring soprano Kiera Duffy along with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, baritone Michael Weyandt, soprano Maggie Finnegan and actress Francesca Luzi.
Featuring the Aizuri Quartet and Eric Derr, percussion

A collaboration with Drexel University’s ExCITe Center along with architect Simon Kim and engineer Mark Yim of the University of Pennsylvania
Major support for Sophia’s Forest has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


OCTOBER 17, 2017 / 6:30pm
Salon de Virtuosi Awards Concert
Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp,” 1st movement


OCTOBER 21, 2017 / 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 1: Music and Mayhem
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Sofia Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 4 (1993)
Steve Reich: Different Trains (1988)
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”


OCTOBER 22, 2017 / 7:00pm
Evergreen Woods in North Branford, CT
PROGRAM:
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”


NOVEMBER 3, 2017 / 12:00pm
Tri-I Noon Recitals
Caspar Auditorium at the Rockefeller University in New York, NY


NOVEMBER 8, 2017 / 7:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Takaoka Bunka Hall in Toyama Prefecture, Japan

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 / 6:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Kunisaki Asuto Hall in Oita Prefecture, Japan

NOVEMBER 12, 2017 / 2:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Mashikichou Bunkakaikann in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 / 7:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 / 6:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Tottorishi Bunka Hall in Tottori Prefecture, Japan

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 / 6:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Shoubara Shiminkaikan in Hiroshima, Japan

NOVEMBER 19, 2017 / 2:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Mieken Bunkakaikan (Mie Prefecture Cultural Center) in Mie Prefecture, Japan

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 / 7:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Tsurumiku Sarubia Hall in Yokohama, Japan

NOVEMBER 23, 2017 / 2:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Toppan Hall in Tokyo, Japan


DECEMBER 1, 2017 / 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 2: Music and Isolation
Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio), Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Hildegard von Bingen: Columba aspexit
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Op. 133
Conlon Nancarrow: String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
Carlo Gesualdo: O tenebroso giorno
Carlo Gesualdo: “Io Parto” e non più dissi


DECEMBER 9, 2017 / 8:00pm
Curtis Presents with Jonathan Biss, pianist
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA
PROGRAM:
Hildegard von Bingen: Columba aspexit
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Conlon Nancarrow: String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
Carlo Gesualdo: “Io Parto” e non più dissi
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 8
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FEBRUARY 23, 2018 / 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 3: Japan Across the World
with guest artist Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi player

Astor Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Kojiro Umezaki: (Cycles) what falls must rise
Akira Nishimura: String Quartet No. 5 "Shesha"
Paul Wiancko: LIFT


MARCH 31, 2018 / 2:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 4: Seven Last Words
with guest artist Denice Frohman, poet
The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51


APRIL 28, 2018 / 7:30pm
AYANE KOZASA PRESENTS: CLASSICAL MAVERICKS AT THE EVERMAY CONCERT SERIES
Ryuji Ueno Foundation, Evermay Mansion
Washington, D.C.
PROGRAM:
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz for String Quartet
Paul Wiancko: LIFT for String Quartet


APRIL 29, 2018 / 7:00pm
TERTULIA CHAMBER MUSIC
Little Park
85 West Broadway
New York, NY
PROGRAM:
~Cocktails and Amuse-bouche~
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, "Harp” Mvt I
Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp” Mvts III & IV
Paul Wiancko: LIFT for String Quartet Parts I and III
~Dessert~