The New York Art Ensemble celebrates its 10th annual Tribeca New Music Festival—a series of six cutting-edge new music concerts at three great music venues, Merkin Concert Hall near Lincoln Center (May 23 & 26), Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO Brooklyn (May 31 & June 5), and the The Cell in Chelsea (June 9 & 10).
“We continue to grow!” said Festival curator Preston Stahly. “Last year, in order to accommodate a bigger audience, we moved from our original home at the Flea Theater in Tribeca up to Merkin Concert Hall where we presented four concerts. This year we’re expanding to six shows, and spreading them out over three wonderful new music venues in order to reach more people. Starting at Merkin Concert Hall, concerts #1 and #2 will present the string quartet ETHEL and their HomeBaked series of world premieres (May 23), followed by a double bill with the guitar quartet Dither and Stephen Griesgraber’s new-music band Redhooker (May 26). Then we swoop down to Brooklyn for concerts #3 and #4 at the Galapagos Art Space featuring our Tribeca Monsters led by violinist Mary Rowell and pianist Geoff Burleson (May 31), and Anti-Depressant with violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supové along with composer/violinists Gregor Huebner and Jonathan Zalben (June 5). Last but not least, we take over The Cell in Chelsea for the final two concerts featuring the Gyan Riley Quartet (June 9) and the San Diego-based avant-pop band SWARMIUS (June 10). It’s a fantastic lineup with world premieres by Andy Akiho, Rick Baitz, Anna Clyne, Corey Dargel, Judd Greenstein, Stephen Greisgraber, Gregor Huebner, Matt Marks, Tristan Perich, Gyan Riley, Joseph Waters, Randall Woolf, Jonathan Zalben and recent works by Lisa R. Coons, Stewart Copland (The Police), Marc Mellits, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Preston Stahly, and Jacob TV, along with our 2011 Young Composer winner, Dylan Mattingly. We’re extremely proud to present such a wonderful variety of great new works!”
Tickets to all shows are available at their respective venue websites:
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, www.kaufman-center.org or call 212-501-3330
Galapagos Art Space, www.galapagosartspace.com or call 718-718-222-8500
The Cell, www.thecelltheatre.com or call 800-838-3006