Sunday Music Series
Momenta Quartet Performs Classical and Contemporary Music Sunday, October 22nd
“An outstanding young string quartet with an exceptionally broad range.” The New Yorker, September 2016
The Momenta Quartet describes itself as “four individuals in motion towards a common goal,” and its playing delivers on the promise. The group has been hailed by The New York Classical Review for “momentum which seizes the moments, makes light of difficulties and gives an always forward, even aggressive delight in their music.” On October 22 Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violin, Stephanie Griffin, viola and Michael Hass, cello will perform string quartets by Britten, Mozart and Momenta member, Griffin. The 4:00 pm concert at the historic Cold Spring landmark on the banks on the Hudson is free but donations are welcome. Momenta’s eclectic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past. The New York City-based quartet has premiered over 100 works and collaborated with over 120 living composers. It has appeared at prestigious venues including the Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery, Rubin Museum, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and has performed in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Singapore. It has recorded for Centaur Records, Furious Artisans, PARMA, New World Records, and its debut album, Similar Motion, is available on Albany Records.
This concert is made possible, in part, through Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature and from individual contributions.