Jasper String Quartet

Jasper String Quartet. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

Music of the Americas: String Quartets

In Fall 2023, we hosted several ensembles, including Momenta and Jasper, playing music from the baroque to the 21st century.

The Momenta and Jasper Quartets, both of which explore music from across centuries, were on our stage in Fall 2023 with classics and premieres, and celebrating the launch of Vivian Fung's latest CD. 

En Casa will continue next week. 

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Music of the Americas: Momenta Festival 2023 I

Wednesday, February 21, 10 am

Momenta Quartet (Emilie-Anne Gendron, Alex Shiozaki, Stephanie Griffin, Michael Haas) was back on our stage on October 4, 2023, for the first night of their Momenta Fest. This evening, curated by violist Stephanie Griffin, is titled "Momenta à la Mode," and featured guest violinists Arun Ramamurthy and Trina Basu in music by Italian baroque composer and theorist Pietro Cerone (1556–1625), Carnatic music specialists Arun Ramamurthy and Trina Basu, Mexican microtonal explorer Julián Carrillo (1875–1965) and British composer and Eastman professor Robert Morris.

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Music of the Americas: Momenta Festival 2023 II

Thursday, February 22, 10 am

The fearless Momenta Quartet was back on our stage October 5 for the second evening of the festival, "Szene am Bach," curated by Alex Shiozaki with music by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931), Ileana Perez Velázquez (b. 1964), Somei Satoh (b. 1947), and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).

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Music of the Americas: Jasper Quartet

Friday, February 23, 10 a.m.

On October 16, the Jasper String Quartet was on our stage to celebrate the release of an album dedicated to JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung's string quartets. 

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The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.

The Spring 2024 Music program is also supported, in part, by the Howard Gilman Foundation, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the MexAm Cultural Foundation, by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Amphion Foundation, and by The Augustine Foundation. 

New York Council on the Arts             Howard Gilman Foundation