The Momenta Quartet featured composer this spring is Matthew Greenbaum, one of the earliest supporters of the quartet. Momenta premiered his work “More Venerable Canons” on February 25th at Tenri Gallery in Manhattan. Stephanie Griffin sat down with the composer recently for this interview.
April 2nd, 8pm - The Red Note New Music Festival at Illinois State University presents the Momenta Quartet program:
Eric Nathan: Four to One (2011), written for Momenta
Matthew Greenbaum: More Venerable Canons (2013), written for Momenta
Weijun Chen: Canoe (2014)
Guy Barash: String Quartet no. 1 "Wrong Ocean" (2012)
Elizabeth Brown: Nanotudes (2013): three appetizers for string quartet, written for Momenta
Charles Ives: String Quartet no. 2 (1911-1913)
Free admission, Kemp Recital Hall, at Illinois State University, Normal, IL
And on April 27th, Momenta returns for its annual concert celebrating Jewish composers from the present and past, including a world premiere by David Glaser and Milhaud’s String Quartet No. 3. Joining Momenta will be guest artists Molly Morkowski, piano; Chris Grimes, clarinet, and Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, mezzo soprano.
The program will also include More Venerable Canons, by Matthew Greenbaum, and String Quartet (2014) by Hana Ajiashvili.
Center for Jewish History - 15 W. 16th St. New York City - Tickets: www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444