schneider concert series presents berlin-based notos piano quartet

Repertoire includes U.S. premiere of Bryce Dessner's "Spirals," Brahms, and Schumann

The Notos Piano Quartet

NEW YORK, October 4, 2023 – On October 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. the Schneider Concerts presents the Berlin-based Notos Piano Quartet in a program of Schumann, Brahms, and the U.S. premiere of Grammy winner Bryce Dessner’s “Spirals,” written for the Notos Piano 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. The 2023-24 Schneider Concerts season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council for the Arts.

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 2:00 p.m. 
Notos Piano Quartet 

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Bryce Dessner: Spirals (written for the Notos Quartet) – U.S. Premiere 
Program approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including intermission

$20 single ticket general admission 
$17 single ticket seniors 65+ and people with disabilities 
$ 5 standby, students 30 and younger with school ID 
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The Notos Quartet is one of the most celebrated, young, chamber ensembles to emerge in recent years  - praised for its virtuoso brilliance, passion, sensitivity, and mature interpretive powers. The Berlin-based  piano quartet first drew attention winning first prize in six major, international competitions. Since then it has established itself worldwide, performing at renowned European concert halls, such as the  Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle  Zürich, and BOZAR Brussels, as well as at important festivals, and abroad for concerts in Australia, South  Africa, Great Britain, Russia, China, Japan, and Vietnam. They committed to new works, most recently  commissioning composer Bryce Dessner for the work they will be premiering in this concert. 

American composer Bryce Dessner is a vital and rare force in new music. He has won Grammy Awards as a classical composer and with the Indie rock band The National, of which he is founding member and  is a high-profile presence in film score composition, with credits including a Grammy nomination for his work on Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Bardo. He is regularly commissioned to write for the world’s  leading ensembles, from Orchestre de Paris to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and his works are performed by some of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, including London’s Philharmonia  Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony Orchestra, HR Sinfonieorchester, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Czech  Philharmonic, and Oslo Philharmonic. 

Hailed in The New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for six decades, The New School’s Mannes School for Music’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. The series’ remarkable history includes the New York debuts of pianist Peter Serkin and the Dover, Calidore, Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer String Quartets and TASHI. 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. The series was founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts by violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, who led the series until his death in 1993, at which time the series was renamed The Schneider Concerts in his honor. Artistic leadership is now under the auspices of a committee of eight noted musicians: John Dalley, Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony  McGill, Kurt Muroki, Tara O’Connor, and Arnold Steinhardt.

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