Chamber Music Society: Momenta Quartet

Momenta: the plural of momentum - four individuals in motion towards a common goal. This is the idea behind the Momenta Quartet, whose 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, collaborated with over 120 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence." In the words of The New Yorkers Alex Ross, "few American players assume Haydns idiom with such ease." The quartet came into being in November 2004, when composer Matthew Greenbaum invited violist Stephanie Griffin to perform Mario Davidovskys String Trio for events celebrating Judaism and Culture at New Yorks Symphony Space and Temple University in Philadelphia. A residency through the composition department at Temple University ensued, and the rehearsals and performances were so satisfying that the players decided to form a quartet. Through this residency, Momenta gave two annual concerts highlighting the talents of Temple University student composers alongside 20th-century masterworks and works from the classical canon, and repeated the programs at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. From the outset, Momenta treated all music equally, devoting as much time, care and commitment to the student works as to the imposing musical monuments.

Sunday, April 22 at 3:00pm

School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall
105 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Event Type

Arts, Music

Audience

Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Music, Instrumental/Vocal Performance (Applied Music Studies), School of Music

Website

https://louisvillechambermusic.wordpr...

Cost

Chamber Music Society of Louisville Concert Series events are free for subscribers of the CMSL, $40 for non-subscribers, $35 for Seniors & $5 for students with ID.

Contact Name

Penny Brodie

Contact Phone Number

502-852-6907

Contact Email

pkbrod01@louisville.edu

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