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In 1957, when the series was founded, excellent financially and physically accessible chamber music was a rarity. Lincoln Center had just been built, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was still more than a decade away. Founding artistic
director Alexander Schneider saw a need and brought outstanding, affordable concerts to The New School. He led brilliant chamber orchestra performances, introduced exceptional young artists and ensembles, and brought new music to the series — all
at ticket prices anyone could afford. Six decades later, audiences still need outstanding, accessible, affordable, and adventurous concerts, and the Schneider Concerts continues to provide them.
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, Helen Wright
*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.
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Program approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including intermission
Collaborative, conductorless, versatile and virtuosic chamber orchestra
Pascal Le Boeuf Transition Behavior (2016) Caroline Shaw Entr'Acte (2011/2014) Osvaldo Golijov Last Round (1996)Béla Bartók Divertimento (1939)
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Program approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission
This prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance
of wind chamber music.
Garrett Hudson, fluteEmily Tsai, oboeJulian Hernandez, clarinetKara LaMoure, bassoonAnni Hochhalter, horn
Miguel Del Aguila Quintet No. 2 for Winds (1994)Antone Reicha Quintet in E flat major, Op. 88 No. 2 (1818)Alberto Ginastera Three Argentinian Dances (1937)Dietrerich Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161(c.
John Steinmetz What’s Going On (2018) – NY Premiere
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m.Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission
2018 Grand Prize Winner Fischoff Chamber Music CompetitionPaul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violin Eva Kennedy, viola; Hannah Mose, cello
Franz Schubert - String Quartet in C Minor, D 703 (1820) Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 6 (1939) Francisco Coll Cantos (2017) - NY premiereLudwig van Beethoven String Quartet
Op. 59, No. 2 (1806)
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission
1st Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, and "superb storytelling by four great communicators"
by The Strad Magazine
Colin Scobie and George Smith, violinsElliott Perks, viola; Duncan Strachan, cello
Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in E flat Op 71, No 3 (1793) Joey Roukens Visions at Sea (2011)Robert Schumann String Quartet Op. 41, No. 1 (1842)
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Program approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission
"...blazing, larger-than-life performance…” – The Washington PostAlexandra Kozovsky and Gershon Gerchikov, violin Jan Gruning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet No. 23 in F major, K. 590 (1790)John Harbison Quartet No. 6 (2016)Felix Mendelssohn Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 (1847)
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission
" ...effortless musicianship and unity of thought and attack" - London TimesOmri Epstein, pianoMathieu van Bellen, violinOri Epstein, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio G Major, KV 564 (1788)Mark-Anthony Turnage I. Slow Pavane (2004-05) II. Fast Stomp (2004) III. Short Procession (2003)Johannes Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854)
New School Concerts
55 West 13th Street, room 929
New York, NY 10011
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to New School Concerts, 55 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011:
Please make sure 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 Schneider Concerts Series is made possible with support from our subscribers and the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Please call 212.229.5873
or email email@example.com if you would like to join our supporters and to find out more about planned giving.
$80: six-concert subscription
$56: four-concert subscription
Note: Subscriptions can be purchased only by mail.
Download the form (PDF).
$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.
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.