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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

    *Alumna or alumnus of the New York String Orchestra Seminar

    The 2020-2021 concerts will take place in The New School's Auditorium, located at 66 West 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), when possible. All concerts will be available online.

    We have been working for the past few months to develop a flexible 2020-2021 Schneider Concerts Season that will allow us to continue to provide outstanding emerging chamber ensembles with performance opportunities and offer audiences intimate introductions to the chamber music stars of the future

    Because of current health and safety concerns and regulations, at this time we expect the three 2020 concerts to be presented online only and the three 2021 concerts of the season to be presented both live and online. However, if circumstances change, we are prepared to return to live events in the fall on short notice.

    We will be sharing more season information by August 14, 2020. Thank you for your patience and support.

    Schneider Concerts - 2019-2020 Season

    Argus String Quartet

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

    First Prize, 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition

    Johann Sebastian Bach Selections from Art of the Fugue (1751)
    Bedřich Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor "From My Life" (1876)
    Christopher Theofanidis 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, 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 "Sunrise" (1799)
    Györgi Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 "Metamorphoses Nocturnes" (1953-54)
    Annika Socolofsky String Quartet "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: the meantime" (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 MozartPiano 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)

    CANCELED — Viano String Quartet

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

    First-prize winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition

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

    CANCELED — 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 BeethovenString Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (1826)
    Donnacha Dennehy The Weather of It (2016)
    Antonín Dvořák String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 (1895)

    Programs are 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 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 2019-2020 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
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    $56: Four-concert subscription

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    $18: General Admission
    $16: Senior Admission
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  • 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

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