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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 online and, when safely possible, in The New School's Auditorium, located at 66 West 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).

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



    Schneider Concerts - 2020-2021 Season

    Balourdet String Quartet

    Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers 
    Program approximately 1 hour

    Gold Medal 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1801)
    Jessie Montgomery "Strum" (2006: revised 2012)
    Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91 (1929)

    Purchase your $8.00 ticket for the online performance here

    Audience members are invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the quartet members and composer Jessie Montgomery, hosted by violinist Cho-Liang Lin.

    The audience will have the opportunity to participate via chat.

    This program is presented in collaboration with the New England Conservatory

    Verona String Quartet

    Sunday, December 13, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (EST) - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    International prize-winning ensemble returns to the Schneider Concerts

    Reena Esmail String Quartet "Ragamala" (2013)
    Antonín Dvořák "American" String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (1893)

    Audience members are invited to stay online after the concert for a live conversation with the quartet members.

    The audience will have the opportunity to participate via chat.

    This program is presented in collaboration with Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music

    Purchase your $8.00 ticket for the online performance here


    Dior String Quartet

    January 31, 2021 - Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour

    Indiana-based Quartet makes Schneider Concerts Debut

    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3 "Emperor" (1797)
    Caroline Shaw "Blueprint" (2017)
    Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 (1964)

    This program is presented in collaboration with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music


    Merz Piano Trio

    Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (EST) - ON STAGE in NYC and Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission

    2019 Gold Medalists of the Fischoff and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions

    Pauline Viardot Twelve Poems of Pushkin, Fet, and Turgenev: 12. Zvezdy "Stars" (1862-1863)*
    Hildegard von Bingen Hymn O ignee spiritus (c. 1100)*
    Cheryl Frances-Hoad "My Fleeting Angel" (2005)
    Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No. 45 in E-flat Major, Hob. XV/29 (1797)
    Johannes Brahms Two Songs for Contralto, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91: No. 1. Gestillte Sehnsucht "Bestilled Longing" (1884)* 
    Robert Schumann Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63 (1847)

    *Arranged for piano trio by Merz Piano Trio


    Viano String Quartet - New York Debut

    Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - ON STAGE in NYC and Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers
    Program approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including intermission

    First-prize winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition

    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (1808)
    Caroline Shaw String Quartet (2020)– New York Premiere
    Antonín Dvořák String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 (1895)


    PUBLIQuartet

    Sunday, April 18, 2021, 2:00 p.m.(EDT) - ON STAGE in NYC and Online Performance - link provided to ticket buyers 
    Program approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, including intermission

    Winner 2019 Chamber Music America Visionary Award and 2019 Grammy Nominee Best Chamber Music Performance

    Jessie Montgomery "Voodoo Dolls" (2008) 
    George Walker String Quartet No. 1 "In Memory of My Grandmother M.K." (1947)
    John Corigliano “Snapshot: Circa 1909” for Jeffery Multer (2003)
    MIND | THE | GAP: “What is American?” - (2016) Improvisation/re-composition of Antonín Dvořák "American" String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (1893)

    All 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 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, Rm 929, 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 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 timings.
    • Ensemble biography and website URL.

    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 2020-2021 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 and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.   

    The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
    Council on the Arts
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    Subscription Tickets 2020-2021 Season
    A $45 six-concert subscription provides access to all concerts, both online and live at The New School.

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

    Single Tickets 2020-2021 Season
    $8: Online-only ticket — purchase here
    $18: General Admission live at The New School and online (tickets will go on sale when live concerts are confirmed)
    $16: Senior Admission live at The New School and online (tickets will go on sale when live concerts are confirmed)
    $5: Live at The New School Student Standby Tickets (ages 30 and under with school ID) — standby tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

    Please note: Tickets are not refundable.
    For questions about tickets, call 212.229.5873.

    Accessibility
    Online concerts include captioning.
    Early admission is provided for those with special seating needs.
    Facilities are wheelchair accessible.
    Large-print programs are available upon request.
    For assistive listening devices, call 212.229.5873.
    If you don't see what you need here, contact us by email: nsc@newschool.edu.

  • 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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