Kate Dreyfuss, violinist

violinist and educator

ETHEL at the Jewish Museum (New York, NY)
7:30 PM19:30

ETHEL at the Jewish Museum (New York, NY)

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present ETHEL and Julia Wolfe

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

The Jewish Museum

New York, NY

The “extraordinarily skilled, passionate musicians” (NY Times) in ETHEL perform the complete string quartets of Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, early that summerFour Marys, and Blue Dress for String Quartet. This is the first ever performance of ALL of Julia Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage.  Julia Wolfe's string quartets, as described by The New Yorker, "combine the violent forward drive of rock music with an aura of minimalist serenity [using] the four instruments as a big guitar, whipping psychedelic states of mind into frenzied and ecstatic climaxes." This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of fellow New York City cultural icon Martha Rosler: Irrespective

Tickets available here

View Event →
Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players
7:30 PM19:30

Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players

The Contemporary Chamber Players, founded by renowned performance faculty artist Gilbert Kalish and currently directed by Eduardo Leandro, has been hailed by The New York Times as "a small army of musicians who demonstrate consistent accomplishment."

Finola Merivale: Falling Flames
Christopher Stark: Borrowed Chords

View Event →
7:00 PM19:00

Contemporaneous with Abraham Brody

Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm
National Sawdust | 80 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets available soon

Lithuanian-American composer and performer Abraham Brody creates deeply multi-layered works which incorporate electronics, synthesizers, his mesmerizing voice, and immersive video installations. Tapping into the mystical power of the music of his Baltic roots, Brody performs a new song cycle alongside Contemporaneous. The ensemble also performs Conor Brown's astonishingly beautiful Balkan-inspired music and a crystalline work by Lithuanian composer Nomeda Valanciute.

Conor Brown (b. 1988): Caldera Blossoms (2009)
Nomeda Valančiūtė (b. 1961): Circulus vitiosus (1993)
Abraham Brody (b. 1992), arr. Raivis Misjuns: New work (2018) — world premiere

View Event →
Second DMA Recital
5:00 PM17:00

Second DMA Recital

Kate Dreyfuss, violin, with Miki Aoki and Emely Phelps, piano


Bach - Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Ysaÿe - Violin Sonata No. 3, "Ballade" 

Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen
Emely Phelps, piano

Strauss - Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
Miki Aoki, piano

View Event →
10:00 AM10:00

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music
Bowdoin International Music Festival

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College
12 Campus Rd S
Brunswick, ME 04011

John Harbison: "Six American Painters"

Laura del Sol Jimenez, flute; Kate Dreyfuss, violin; Erica Schwartz, viola; Kimberly Jeong, cello

Andreia Pinto Correia: "Dalla Legenda Aurea"

James Austin Smith, oboe; Kate Dreyfuss, violin; Georgina Rossi, viola; Jiaoyang Xu, cello


View Event →
Bang on a Can Marathon
12:00 PM12:00

Bang on a Can Marathon

Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Its FREE!!!

Music By:
Jeffrey Brooks, Tom Chiu, Fjola Evans, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Nicole Lizee, Dylan Mattingly, Jessie Montgomery, Brendon Randall-Myers, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriella Smith, Galina Ustvolskaya, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alex Weiser, Julia Wolfe

Performances by:
Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley, Contemporaneous, David Friend, Ethel, FLUX Quartet, Maya Beiser and Kate Valk, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas, Robert Osborne, So Percussion, Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol, Turning Jewels Into Water (Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin), Vicky Chow, Xenia Rubinos, and MORE!

View Event →
BMP: Next Generation
7:00 PM19:00

BMP: Next Generation

BMP: Next Generation, with Contemporaneous
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7pm
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

BMP: Next Generation is a new initiative to discover the next generation of music-theatre and opera-theatre compositional voices. 72 emerging composers from coast-to-coast submitted vocal works, and ten extraordinary pieces were selected to be featured as a showcase at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. The complete three-year program will include the commission, development, and world premiere production of a new opera by one of the selected composers. The March 17, 2018 concert at National Sawdust will be led by music directors Lidiya Yankovskaya and David Bloom, with stage direction by Luke Leonard. New-music ensemble Contemporaneous will provide its orchestral forces.

The chosen composers are:

Jessie DownsNoah KaplanMolly JoyceMichael Lanci,

Matt McBaneEmma O’HalloranGemma Peacocke,

Matthew RecioDaniel Sabzghabaei, and Leaha Maria Villarreal.

These composers hail from across the US, and represent a wide variety of compositional styles. The concert will feature the submitted vocal works of each composer. The concert will be adjudicated by an assembled panel of classical music luminaries. Panelists include Christopher Koelsch (LA Opera), Missy Mazzoli (composer), Beth Morrison (BMP), Julian Wachner (Trinity Church Wall Street), Ed Yim (American Composers Orchestra).  From the ten composers, the panelists will select two composers who will be commissioned to write a 30-minute work (song cycle, one-act opera, or other vocal work). These 30-minute works will premiere in BMP’s 2018-2019 season in a semi-staged concert. Finally, Beth Morrison Projects will choose one of these two composers to receive a commission for a full evening-length operatic work to be developed, produced, premiered, and toured by BMP.

View Event →
Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players
8:00 PM20:00

Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players

Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players
Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians
Recital Hall, Staller Center for the Arts
March 8, 2018, 8pm
Free admission

One of the country’s finest collegiate contemporary music ensembles performs Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, the piece that shaped minimalism. The evening will feature constant hypnotic pulses, human breath pulses and 11 chords in a continuous hourlong performance. Directed by Eduardo Leandro.

View Event →
F-PLUS and Unheard-of//Ensemble at PianoForte Studios
1:00 PM13:00

F-PLUS and Unheard-of//Ensemble at PianoForte Studios

F-PLUS and Unheard-Of//Ensemble at Pianoforte Studios
1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Sunday, March 4, 1 pm
Tickets available at the door: $15 general, $10 students


D. Edward Davis: nest of shadows
Anna Meadors: Doorways
Andrew Rodriguez: I'm Sorry, I'm Really Sorry *World Premiere*
Roger Zare: Lunation 1113
Additional Piece by U//E

View Event →
F-PLUS and Unheard-of//Ensemble at the Art Institute of Chicago
3:30 PM15:30

F-PLUS and Unheard-of//Ensemble at the Art Institute of Chicago

F-PLUS and Unheard-of//Ensemble at The Art Institute of Chicago

March 3, 3:30 pm
Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago
Free with museum admission

Part of the Lantern Celebration, a special event celebrating the end of Chinese New Year and the opening of the exhibition Mirroring China's Past: Emperors and their Bronzes


Roger Zare: Lunation 1113
Thomas Kotcheff: New work for Vibraphone *World Premiere*
Roger Zare: Geometries
Thomas Kotcheff: Bang-Z
A set by Pipa virtuoso Yang Wei

View Event →
Stranger Love
to Jan 17

Stranger Love

A new opera by Dylan Mattingly, performed by Contemporaneous
Co-presented by PROTOTYPE and Roulette

January 16 & 17 at 7pm

509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Stranger Love follows two lovers whose romance unfolds to the rhythm of the seasons: in springtime, they meet; in summer, their love flourishes; autumn and winter, they face threats from without and within; a second spring brings resignation and the chance for renewal. Over time the frame broadens beyond the individuals to offer an archetypal picture of human love, and ultimately, an astral envisioning of the divine, a love supreme. Created by composer Dylan Mattingly and librettist Thomas Bartscherer, Stranger Love is inspired by the writings of Plato and Octavio Paz and is scored for a 28-piece orchestra (including three microtonal pianos). With a run time of over five hours, the full production of Stranger Love unfolds across an expansive time-scale and is a grand celebration of life itself, evoking the visceral thrill of a gospel revival, the ethereal calm of watching snow fall, the wonder of staring into the night sky. PROTOTYPE will present a work-in-progress concert of Act I. 

Composer: Dylan Mattingly
Librettist: Thomas Bartscherer
Conductor David Bloom

With Contemporaneous


View Event →