Come join the Momenta Quartet for an exciting lineup of NYC concerts in January and February!
New York Festival of Song, “Mark Adamo and Friends – Tuesday, 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.”
OPERA America’s National Opera Center
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.
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
For up-to-date info on all Momenta engagements, please visit their website’s concert calendar or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. For press comp inquiries, please contact Emilie-Anne Gendron at firstname.lastname@example.org.