Schneider Concerts

  • Be the first to hear the chamber music leaders of tomorrow.

    Outstanding young artists from the United States and abroad join the ranks of the illustrious musicians who performed in the series early in their careers, artists including Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Guarneri String Quartet. The Schneider Concerts presents Exceptional Chamber Ensembles on the Verge of Major Careers

    Outstanding young artists from the United States and abroad join the ranks of the illustrious musicians who performed in the series early in their careers, artists including Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Guarneri String Quartet.


    Alexander Schneider, founder and music director (1957–1993)
    Music advisers: John Dalley, Pamela Frank,* Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin,* Anthony McGill,* Kurt Muroki,* Tara O'Connor, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree
    Advisory committee members: Mark Epstein, Fiona Fein, Theodore Harris, Elisabeth Lorin, Frank Salomon, Linda Strommen,* Jani Tree, Helen Wright
    *Alumni of the New York String Orchestra Seminar

    All concerts take place at The New School's Auditorium, located at 66 West 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).

    Single tickets can be purchased at the hall one hour before each concert. Cash only.

    Schneider Concerts' Fifty-Ninth Season

    AIZURI STRING QUARTET

    Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission

    Prize Winner, 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition
    Miho Saegusa and Zoë Martin-Doike, violin
    Ayane Kozasa, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 (1789)
    Alban Berg String Quartet Op. 3 (1910)
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky" (1808)

    TESLA STRING QUARTET

    Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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    Program approximately 1 hours and 50 minutes, including intermission

    Gold Medal, 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
    Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violin
    Edwin Kaplan, viola; Serafim Smigelskiy, cello
    Johann Friedrich Fasch Sonata a quattro in D Minor (c. 1740)
    Caroline Shaw Punctum (2009)
    Caroline Shaw Entr'acte (a minuet and trio) (2011)
    Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5 (1771)
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826)

    VERONA STRING QUARTET

    Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
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    Program approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission

    Grand Prize, 2014 Coleman Chamber Music Competition
    Jonathan Ong and Dorothy Ro, violin
    Abigail Rojansky, viola; Warren Hagerty, cello
    Franz Joseph Haydn String quartet to be announced
    György Sándor Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (1953-1954)
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 in E Minor (1806)

    SIGNUM STRING QUARTET - from Germany

    Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
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    Program approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission

    "Full-throttled performance" – Classicalsource.com
    Kerstin Dill and Annette Walther, violin
    Xandi van Dijk, viola; Thomas Schmitz, cello
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio and Fugue, K. 546 in C Minor (1788)
    Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117 (1964)
    PL van Dijk "iinyembezi" (2000/2001)
    Anton Webern Langsamer Satz (1905)
    Ludwig van Beethoven Große Fuge, Op. 133 (1825)

    CATALYST STRING QUARTET

    Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
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    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission

    "Invariably energetic ... finely burnished" – New York Times
    Karla Donahew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violin
    Paul Laraia, viola; Karlos Rodriguez, cello
    Charles Ives String Quartet No. 1 (c. 1897-1900)
    Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae (2000)
    arr. Catalyst Quartet Canciones Latinas (2013)
    Jessie Montgomery Source Code (2013)
    Antonin Dvorak String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96 in F Major, (1893)

    HORSZOWSKI PIANO TRIO with JOHN DALLEY, violin

    Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
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    Program approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission

    "The Horszowskis are power players" – Los Angeles Times
    Jesse Mills, violin
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Rieko Aizawa, piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (1809)
    Joan Tower "For Daniel" (2003)
    Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor (1875), with John Dalley, violin

    Contact Us

    New School Concerts
    55 West 13th Street, room 929
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5873
    Fax: 212.229.5306
    nsc@newschool.edu

    Founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts, this series was renamed the Schneider Concerts in 1993 in honor of founding artistic director Alexander Schneider. Its mission is to provide exposure for outstanding emerging professional chamber artists and to present high-quality chamber music performances at modest ticket prices to ensure access for all New Yorkers.

    The Schneider Concerts Series is made possible with support from the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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