OCT 30th 2022 - MAY 28th 2023


Museum of Arts & Design

2 Columbus Circle | NYC


Doors at 10:30am

(with complimentary coffee & pastries)


Concert 11am-12pm


Tickets: $25, kids under 12 free


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      OCT 30: Akropolis Reed Quintet

      NOV 6: Kinan Azmeh + Kyle Sanna

      NOV 20: Isidore String Quartet

       DEC 4: Lara St. John

       DEC 18: Neel Murgai + Brooklyn Raga Massive

       JAN 15: Kittel & Co.

       JAN 22: The Brentano String Quartet

       FEB 5: Marika Hughes, cello/vocals +

              Kyle Sanna, guitar

       FEB 19: Twelfth Night Ensemble

       MAR 5: Kafka Fragments: Ariadne Greif, soprano

              + Alex Fortes, violin

       MAR 19: Brandee Younger, harp



Further 2023 DATES:

(Artists to be announced)


APR 2nd | APR 16th | APR 30th | MAY 14th | MAY 28th



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// OCT 30: Akropolis Reed Quintet


Celebrating their 13th year making music with “faultless detail and refreshing artistry” (I Care if You Listen) as a “collective voice driven by real excitement and a sense of adventure” (The Wire), the Akropolis Reed Quintet has “taken the chamber music world by storm” (Fanfare). As the first reed quintet to grace the Billboard Charts (May 2021), the untamed band of five reed players and entrepreneurs are united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder.


This concert is made possible in part by a generous donation from Chamber Music America.


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// NOV 6: Kinan Azmeh + Kyle Sanna


Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and guitarist Kyle Sanna perform original works by both composers/performers while walking the fine line between the composed and the improvised. This is music that is inspired by a multitude of traditions without being limited by any of these traditions.


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// NOV 20: Isidore String Quartet


The Isidore String Quartet, First Prize Winners of Banff International String Quartet Competition 2022, perform Dinuk Wijeratne's The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini ( BISQC 2022 Commission), selections from J. S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue, and Billy Childs' String Quartet No. 2 "Awakening.”


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// DEC 4: Lara St. John


Violinist Lara St. John performs music from her September 2022 album, she/her/hers, which features 17 original solo violin compositions written by leading composers, including Laurie Anderson, Valerie Coleman, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jessica Meyer, Jessie Montgomery, Milica Paranosic, Adah Kaplan, Melissa Dunphy, Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt Gramatté, and Ana Sokolović.


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// DEC 18: Neel Murgai + Brooklyn Raga Massive


Neel Murgai is a sitarist, overtone singer, percussionist, composer, teacher, and Co-Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a raga inspired musician's collective. Neel's music ranges from Indian classical to original compositions and contemporary cross-cultural collaborations with influences spanning the globe. Hailed as "Leaders of the Raga Renaissance" by the New Yorker and praised by The New York Times for "preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit," Brooklyn Raga Massive curates and presents over 70 concerts annually at celebrated venues and festivals across the United States and internationally.


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// JAN 15: Kittel & Co.


Previously of the Turtle Island Quartet, GRAMMY-nominated violinist, fiddler, and composer Jeremy Kittel demonstrated similar scope as a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. But for the last few years, the Brooklyn-based artist has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group. Kittel & Co. includes mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine), genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand (a presidential scholar at Berklee College of Music), transcendent bassist Ethan Jodziewicz (as heard with Sierra Hull), and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument). “We met gradually over the years, through festivals, shows, gatherings,” Kittel says. “Each really struck me with their uniqueness, for being a singular force on their instrument.”


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// JAN 22: The Brentano String Quartet


Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; the Philadelphia Inquirer praises its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture”; and the Times (London) opines, “the Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet…This was wonderful, selfless music-making.” The Quartet has performed across five continents in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the Konzerthaus in Vienna; Tokyo’s Suntory hall; and the Sydney Opera House.


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// FEB 5: Marika Hughes, cello/vocals +

Kyle Sanna, guitar


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// FEB 19: Twelfth Night Ensemble


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// MAR 5: Kafka Fragments: Ariadne Greif, soprano + Alex Fortes, violin


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// MAR 19: Brandee Younger, harp


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Further 2023 DATES:

(Artists to be announced)


APR 2nd | APR 16th | APR 30th | MAY 14th | MAY 28th



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