Schneider Concerts Presents the Notos Piano Quartet (October 22nd)

Schneider Concerts Presents the Notos Piano Quartet (October 22nd)

Schneider Concerts Presents the Notos Piano Quartet (October 22nd), © Photographer: Kaupo Kkikas

05.09.2023 - Article

The Schneider Concerts Presents German chamber ensemble, the Notos Piano Quartet, in a program of Schumann, Brahms, and the U.S. premiere of Bryce Dessner’s “Spirals.”

The Schneider Concerts presents a rare New York performance by Germany’s celebrated Notos Piano Quartet. The performance includes Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Brahm’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, and the U.S. premiere of Bryce Dessner’s “Spirals.” The performance is the opening concert of the Schneider Concerts 6-concert 2023-2024 chamber music season.

Founded in 2007, the Berlin-based Notos Quartett first drew attention winning first prize in six major, international competitions. Since then it has established itself worldwide, performing at renowned European concert halls, such as the Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zürich, and BOZAR Brussels, as well as important festivals in the Rheingau, Schwetzingen, Würzburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Usedom, Radio France in Montpellier, London’s Wigmore Hall, and traveling abroad for concerts in Australia, South Africa, Great Britain, Russia, and in Asia: China, Japan and Vietnam. The ensemble recently made its American debut with three concerts for Chamber Music San Francisco.

Founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts, theseries was renamed the Schneider Concerts in 1993 in honor of founding artistic director Alexander “Sasha” Schneider, a conductor, violinist, and member of the famed Budapest String Quartet. Established with the aim of offering access to chamber music performance at an exceptionally high level to all (tickets at that time cost only $1), the series has expanded its goals in the past 60-plus years to include: affordable tickets, support for emerging chamber artists, going beyond ADA compliance, opening our vision to include multidisciplinary approaches to chamber music, reviewing our work through the lens of equity, inclusion, and social justice to ensure that are welcoming to, and supportive of, audiences and artists from all backgrounds.

Pianist Peter Serkin and cellist Yo-Yo Ma received early career exposure on the series, and the Guarneri, Dover, Calidore, Viano, and Balourdet string quartets are among the many ensembles to receive their New York Debuts on the series. The Schneider Concerts are physically accessible and provide large print programs and assistive listening devices upon request.

The 2023–2024 Schneider Concerts Season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door for $17 - $20, or as part of the 6-concert series subscription, which costs $90. Students with ID can get $5 standby tickets the day of the event.

Date and Time: Sunday, October 22nd at 2 PM

Location: The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street, New York, NY

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Schneider Concerts Presents the Notos Piano Quartet (October 22nd)
Schneider Concerts Presents the Notos Piano Quartet (October 22nd)© Photographer: Kaupo Kkikas
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