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  • 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 advisors: John Dalley, Pamela Frank,* Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin,* Anthony McGill,* Kurt Muroki,* Tara O'Connor, Arnold Steinhardt

    Advisory committee members: Mark Epstein, Fiona Fein, Elisabeth Lorin, Frank Salomon, Linda Strommen,* Jani Tree

    *Alum of the New York String Orchestra Seminar


    Schneider Concerts 2021-2022 Season Announced!

    From an abundance of caution and in response to concerns raised by our audience members, we have decided to delay our season start.

    We are pleased to announce that in January 2022, we will resume live and in-person Sunday afternoon performances featuring outstanding emerging chamber artists playing beloved works from the traditional chamber music repertoire and exploring contemporary works written by some of today’s most exciting young composers.

    We will announce the repertoire in July, and subscriptions and single tickets will be available for purchase online beginning August 1, 2021.

    Please save the following dates:

    • January 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. - Germany’s NOTOS Piano Quartet
    • February 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. - Viano String Quartet
    • March 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. - Balourdet String Quartet
    • April 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. - Abeo String Quartet
    • May 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. - PUBLIQuartet

    Throughout the 2021-20022 season, we remain committed to you, our audience members, with your safety and confidence our priority.

    Visit The New School’s webpage on health and safety to see what we are doing to ensure that The Auditorium at 12th Street will be ready for your return.
    The page is frequently updated to reflect current city, state, federal, and CDC guidance. 


    Our 2020-2021 Streamed Season

    Balourdet String Quartet

    Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers 
    Program approximately 1 hour

    Gold Medal, 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1801)
    Jessie Montgomery "Strum" (2006: revised 2012)
    Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91 (1929)

    Audience members were invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the Quartet members and composer Jessie Montgomery, hosted by violinist Cho-Liang Lin.

    The audience had the opportunity to participate via chat.

    This program was presented in collaboration with New England Conservatory

    Verona String Quartet

    Sunday, December 13, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    International Prize-Winning Ensemble Returns to the Schneider Concerts

    Reena Esmail String Quartet "Ragamala" (2013)
    Antonín Dvořák "American" String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (1893)

    This program was presented in collaboration with Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music

    Audience members were invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the Quartet members and composer Reena Esmail, hosted by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Executive Director, Benjamin Cadwallader.

    The audience had the opportunity to participate via chat.

    Dior String Quartet

    January 31, 2021 - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    Indiana-Based Quartet Makes Schneider Concerts Debut

    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3 "Emperor" (1797)
    Caroline Shaw "Blueprint" (2017)
    Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 (1964)

    The program was organized in collaboration with Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music

    Audience members were invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the Quartet members, hosted by the Pacific Quartet's first violinist, Simin Ganatra.

    The audience had the opportunity to participate via chat.

    Merz Piano Trio

    Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    2019 Gold Medalists of the Fischoff and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions

    Pauline Viardot Twelve Poems of Pushkin, Fet, and Turgenev: 12. Zvezdy "Stars" (1862-1863)*
    Hildegard von Bingen Hymn O ignee spiritus (c. 1100)*
    Cheryl Frances-Hoad "My Fleeting Angel" (2005)
    Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No. 45 in E-flat Major, Hob. XV/29 (1797)
    Robert Schumann Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63 (1847)

    *Arranged for piano trio by Merz Piano Trio

    This program was presented in collaboration with New England Conservatory

    Audience members were invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the Trio members and composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, hosted by Mannes Opera's managing artistic director, Emma Griffin.

    The audience had the opportunity to participate via chat.

    Viano String Quartet

    Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    First-Prize Winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition

    Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 3 (1927)
    Caroline Shaw String Quartet "Evergreen" (2020)
    Antonín Dvořák String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 (1895)

    This program was presented in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts

    Audience members were invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the Quartet members and composer Caroline Shaw, hosted by the Guarneri String Quartet's Arnold Steinhardt.

    The audience had the opportunity to participate via chat.

    PUBLIQuartet

    Sunday, April 18, 2021, 2:00 p.m.(EDT) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    Winner 2019 Chamber Music America Visionary Award and 2019 Grammy Nominee Best Chamber Music Performance

    Jessie Montgomery "Voodoo Dolls" (2008) 
    George Walker String Quartet No. 1, Movement II: Molto adagio (1947)
    John Corigliano “Snapshot: Circa 1909” for Jeffrey Multer (2003)
    MIND | THE | GAP: "Sancta Femina" (2017) Improvisations inspired by three women composers of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods: Hildegarde von Bingen, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and Francesca Caccini
    MIND | THE | GAP: “What is American?” (2016) Improvisation/re-composition of Antonín Dvořák "American" String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (1893)

    Audience members were invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the Quartet members, hosted by the violinist, Jennifer Koh.

    The audience had the opportunity to participate via chat.


    The Schneider Concerts Is Committed to Accessibility

    • Accessible seating, large-print programs, and assistive listening devices are available at all live events.
    • Streamed events include captions and voiceover of any information provided only by text on video.
    • Tickets purchased for streamed events include the premiere and the ability to replay the event as many times as desired over the next 30 days.
    • When purchasing your ticket, please make note of any additional accommodations you may require, or contact us at nsc@newschool.edu.

    Information for Ensembles Interested in Appearing in the Series

    The Schneider Concerts focuses on presenting outstanding emerging chamber ensembles. If you would like us to consider your ensemble for an upcoming series, please note that our season of six Sunday afternoon concerts runs from October to April. Please submit the following materials by email to nsc@newschool.edu or by mail to New School Concerts, 55 West 13th Street, Rm 929, New York, NY 10011:

    • Downloadable recordings (or a CD if you choose to mail your materials) of three to four complete works; please include Classical or Romantic repertoire for at least two of the works. We request submissions of contemporary and modern works for the remainder.
    • Repertoire proposals for the upcoming season. Please give us at least a few options and include timings.
    • Ensemble biography and website URL.

    Please make sure that all components of your submission are clearly labeled with your ensemble's name and that you have included contact information with your submission.

    NOTE: We cannot engage you if are not an American citizen or do not have the appropriate work visa.

    We look forward to hearing from you!


    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 2020-2021 Schneider Concerts Season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.   


    Council on the Arts
  • Purchase Tickets

    Subscription and Single Tickets 2021-2022 Season
    Tickets and subscriptions will be available for purchase online beginning August 2.

    Subscriptions will also be available for purchase by mail.

    $75: Five-concert subscription
    $20: General admission
    $17: Seniors and people with disabilities
    $5: Student standby ticket (full-time students with school ID). Standby tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

    For questions about tickets, call 212.229.5873.

    Accessibility
    Early admission is provided for those with special seating needs.

    Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

    Large-print programs and assistive listening devices are available upon request.

    If you don't see what you need here, contact us by email: nsc@newschool.edu.

  • Contact Us

    Rohana Elias-Reyes, Director
    New School Concerts
    55 West 13th Street, room 929
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.229.5873
    Fax: 212.229.5306
    Email: nsc@newschool.edu

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