• 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

    *Alumna or alumnus 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).

    Subscriptions are on sale now — download the form with the link to the right. Single tickets can be purchased online beginning in mid-August 2017.

    Schneider Concerts
    2019-20 Season

    Argus String Quartet

    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m. 
    Program approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, including intermission

    First-prize winner 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

    Johann Sebastian Bach Selections from Art of the Fugue (1751) 
    Bedrich Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor "From My Life" (1876) 
    Christopher Theophanidis Conference of the Birds (2018)
    Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel String Quartet in E-flat Major (1834)

    Callisto String Quartet

    Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. 
    Program approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission

    Grand-prize winner 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 "Sunrise" (1799)
    Gyorgi Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 "Metamorphoses Nocturnes" (1953-54)
    Annika Socolofsky String Quartet (2019) – NEW YORK PREMIERE 
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1810)

    AYA Piano Trio - NEW YORK DEBUT

    Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
    Program approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including intermission

    Award-winning Trio makes New York Debut

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio C Major, K. 548 (1788)
    Anton Arensky Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32 (1894)
    Maurice Ravel Trio in A Minor (1914)

    Rosamunde String Quartet

    Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission

    Outstanding players from internationally renowned orchestras join forces in a chamber ensemble

    Felix Mendelssohn Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 (1847) 
    Kevin Puts String Quartet "Credo" (2007)
    Franz Schubert 
    String Quartet in D Minor, D 804 "Rosamunde" (1824) 

    Viano String Quartet - NEW YORK DEBUT

    Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission

    Young West Coast ensemble makes New York Debut


    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 (1793)
    Jordan Nelson String Quartet (2019) – WORLD PREMIERE
    Anton Dvorak String Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105 (1895)

    Verona String Quartet

    Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m. 
    Program approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission

    International prize-winning ensemble returns to the Schneider Concerts

    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, No. 1 "Harp" (1809)
    Donnacha Dennehy The Weather of It (2016)
    Anton Dvorak String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 (1895)

    Programs subject to change without notice

    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 to seven 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, 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 do welcome 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 timing.
    • Ensemble biography

    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 2019-20 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.

    The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Purchase Tickets

    $80: six-concert subscription
    $56: four-concert subscription

    Note: Subscriptions can be purchased only by mail. Download the subscription form (PDF).

    Single tickets available for purchase.
    $18: General Admission
    $16: Senior Admission
    $5: Student Standby Tickets (ages 30 and under with school ID) - standby tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

    For questions about tickets, call
    212.229.5873

    Accessibility
    Early admission for those with special seating needs

    Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

    Large-print programs are available upon request.

    For assisted listening devices, call 212.229.5873.

  • 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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