The New Millennium Ensemble

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8pm
The New Millennium Ensemble

Winner of the 1995 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the New Millennium Ensemble went on to establish itself as one of New York's finest young ensembles. Appearing in concert series throughout the United States, the group has premiered more than 50 new works and earned praise for its brilliant performances and wide ranging repertoire. The American Record Guide wrote of its debut CD on the CRI label, “The New Millennium Ensemble, who play with confidence, precision and verve, are well-nigh perfect.”

Location: 
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Concert Friday, May 4, 2018, 8pm
Master class Friday, May 4, 2018, 2pm

“The expert young players of the New Millennium Ensemble have an admirable catholicity of taste and the virtuosity to support it.” - The New York Times

New Millennium Ensemble, winner of the 1995 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, has established itself as one of New York’s finest ensembles. Appearing in concert series throughout the United States, the group has premiered more than 50 new works and earned praise for its brilliant performances and wide ranging repertoire. In recognition of its pioneering spirit, New Millennium Ensemble has been honored with a CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

The group has appeared at Merkin Hall, Miller Theatre, the Ethical Culture Society, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, on WNYC’s Around New York and at Harvard, Columbia and Princeton universities. Past performances include appearances at the Radio LeÛn Festival in Monterrey, Mexico, Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, Sonic Boom Festival in New York, a residency and concert with the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society and the Naumburg Award Recital at Alice Tully Hall. In addition, the group has presented numerous children’s concerts under the auspices of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Merkin Hall and the Harlem School for the Arts. Highlights of recent seasons include performances at the Eastman School of Music, the Double Exposure series of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at the American Academy in Rome.

Program:

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), Derive for six instruments (1984)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering (1747)

Richard Festinger (b. 1948), Tapestries (1997)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (1891)

Richard Festinger (b. 1948), A Serenade for Six (1993)