Momenta QuartetCome join the Momenta Quartet for an exciting lineup of NYC concerts in January and February!

New York Festival of Song, “Mark Adamo and FriendsTuesday, January 28, 7:30pm

Presented by the New York Festival of Song’s “Next” Series. Momenta will be featured in Mark Adamo‘s Aristotle (2012) for baritone and string quartet, joined by star baritone Joshua Jeremiah. Aristotle was originally commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and written for Thomas Hampson to sing with the Jupiter String Quartet. Aristotle is the setting of a poem of the same name by former national Poet Laureate Billy Collins, which explores the nature of beginnings (where “almost anything can happen”), middles (“the sticky part where the plot congeals”), and the ends that are, “according to Aristotle, what we have all been waiting for.”

Location:
OPERA America’s National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY
Admission: Free, but reservations recommended: email info@nyfos.org or call 646-230-8380

Spain-inspired concert with guitarist Mak Grgic – Wednesday, January 29, 8pm
For Momenta fans in New York City, this is an encore performance of their Spanish-infused program presented five times (!) the previous week in New Jersey by the Princeton Symphony Chamber Series. The Spanish Catholic religious heritage is explored in 16th-century composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s stunning motet “Quam pulchri sunt”; as well as in Momenta’s Koussevitzky-commissioned “Sin tiempo” (2013) by Bolivian composer Agustín Fernández, who will be making a rare US appearance for his piece’s New York premiere. Momenta rounds out their Spanish extravaganza with two composers who looked frequently to Spain for inspiration: Luigi Boccherini (his E-Major Guitar Quintet, joined by fellow Serious Music Media roster artist guitarist Mak Grgić) and Claude Debussy (with his visionary String Quartet).
Location:
TimeIn Gallery
227 West 29th Street, #4R
New York, NY 10001
(1 Train to 28th St.)
212-209-1552
Admission: Tickets can be purchased at the door. $15 general, $10 students/seniors

American Woman – Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 PM

As part of Tania Leon‘s 2014 Composers Now Festival, the Momenta Quartet will explore the unique voices of American women composers from diverse cultural and stylistic backgrounds. The program will include works by Ileana Perez Velazquez, Eleanor Cory, Heidi Jacob, and Augusta Read Thomas as well as a world premiere of a new work by Elizabeth Brown. During intermission, a discussion panel with the composers will be moderated by Laura Kaminsky, herself a noted composer, producer and educator.

Location:
The Firehouse Space in Williamsburg
246 Frost St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(L train to Graham Avenue)

Admission: $10 general. To purchase tickets online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/535340

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