mannes school of music's schneider concerts series presents the abeo string quartet

The quartet will perform a program of Billy Childs, Shostakovich, and Haydn

Abeo String Quartet by Abigel Kralek

March 22, 2022, New York - On Sunday, April 10 at 2p.m. The Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s Mannes School of Music, will present the Abeo String Quartet. The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street. Visit or call (212) 229-5873 for tickets and information.

All attendees will be required to wear masks and present proof of full vaccination, either a vaccine card or New York State Excelsior Pass.

Abeo String Quartet
Silver Medal Winner of the 2019 Fischoff Competition

Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 (1797-1798)
Billy Childs 
"Awakening" (2012)
Dmitri Shostakovich 
String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946)

Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission

The Schneider Concerts’ mission to offer outstanding performance at accessible admission fees means that this exceptional program is available for about the cost of a movie ticket. Single tickets for $20 general admission and $17 for seniors are available, as well as stand-by $5 student tickets. Call (212) 229-5873 or visit for more information.

Abeo Quartet
The Abeo Quartet, silver medal winner of the 2019 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, has performed at The Kennedy Center and in Oslo and has been featured in New York at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tuilly Hall and on WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces. Formed at Juilliard in 2018, the quartet also won the Judges Special Recognition Award at the 2019 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Most recently, Abeo is thrilled to have been appointed as the inaugural graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Delaware as students of the Calidore Quartet.

The quartet chose the name Abeo / ah - bey - oh /  — which is an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect — to reflect their love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

Schneider Concerts
Hailed in the New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for over six decades, The New School’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. In 1957, when the series was founded, excellent and mixed programs offering the wealth of great instrumental and vocal chamber music were 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. The series’ remarkable history includes New York debuts of pianist Peter Serkin, and Guarneri, Cleveland, Vermeer, and Johannes String Quartets. Artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia were introduced to New York audiences early in their careers. More recently, the series has presented New York debuts of the Dover, Calidore, Calder and Verona string quartets.

The Schneider Concerts 66th 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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

The College of Performing Arts at The New School (CoPA) was formed in 2015 and draws together the iconic Mannes School of Music, the legendary School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of creative excellence, the College of Performing Arts is a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, bold experimentation, innovative education, and world-class performances.

The over 1,100 students at CoPA are actors, performers, writers, improvisers, creative technologists, entrepreneurs, composers, arts managers, and multidisciplinary artists who believe in the transformative power of the arts for all people. Students and faculty at CoPA collaborate with colleagues across The New School in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, public policy, advocacy, and more. 

The curriculum at CoPA is dynamic, inclusive, and responsive to the changing arts and culture landscape. New degrees and coursework, like the new graduate degrees for Performer-Composers and Artist Entrepreneurs are designed to challenge highly skilled artists to experiment, innovate, and engage with the past, present, and future of their artforms. New York City’s Greenwich Village provides the backdrop for the College of Performing Arts, which is housed at Arnhold Hall on West 13th Street and the historic Westbeth Artists Community on Bank Street.


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