• 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

    *Alumnus or alumna of the New York String Orchestra Seminar

    Schneider Concerts 2022-2023 Season

    Emerging and Celebrated Artists Perform Beloved, Familiar Chamber Pieces and More than a Dozen Contemporary Works

    This season offers well-known, beloved chamber pieces and introduces audiences to beautiful new works that weave musical traditions from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East into an art form often viewed as only European.

    All concerts are scheduled to be held in The New School's Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street.

    Purchase your $90 season subscription to all six concerts here.

    Calidore String Quartet and Abeo Quartet

    Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00 p.m.—Purchase single tickets and find more details of this concert here

    Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
    Richard Strauss: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
    Samuel Barber: String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
    Han Lash: Quartet “How to Remember Seeds”

    Ivalas String Quartet—New York Debut

    Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2:00 p.m.—Purchase single tickets and find more details of this concert here

    Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 130
    Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae
    Eleanor Alberga: String Quartet No. 1

    Viano String Quartet with Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

    Sunday, January 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m.—Purchase single tickets and find more details of this concert here

    Franz Schubert: “Death and the Maiden”
    Astor Piazzolla: Introduccion al Angel
    Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartet No. 3 “Leaves of an Unwritten Diary”
    Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Viola Quintet “Primal Message”—New York Premiere

    Isidore String Quartet—New York Debut

    Sunday, March 19, 2023, 2:00 p.m.—Purchase single tickets and find more details of this concert here

    J.S. Bach: Art of the Fugue (selections)
    Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
    Aida Shirazi: Quartet “Umbra”—New York Premiere
    Dinuk Wijeratne: Quartet “The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini"—U.S. Premiere

    Umama Womama—New York Debut

    Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2:00 p.m.—Purchase single tickets and find more details of this concert here

    Valerie Coleman, flute
    Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
    Han Lash, harp
    Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
    Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie in A Major for Violin and Harp
    Trio and solo works by the members—New York Premieres

    WINDSYNC wind quintet

    Sunday, May 7, 2023, 2:00 p.m.—Purchase single tickets and find more details of this concert here

    Jean-Philippe Rameau/arr. Kara LaMoure: Pastoral Suite
    Akshaya Avril Tucker: "Hold Sacred" - New York Premiere
    Mark Mellits: Wind Quintet “Apollo”- New York Premiere
    Miguel de Aguila: Quinteto Sinfónico
    Valerie Coleman: Wind Quintet “Umoja”
    Nathalie Joachim: New Work—New York Premiere
    Co-commission with lead commissioner Emerald City Music (Seattle)

    Throughout the 2022-2023 season, we remain committed to you, our audience members, with your safety and confidence our priority.

    For the time being, we expect those attending concerts to:

    • Wear masks
    • Show a vaccine card or NYS Excelsior pass and ID verifying full vaccination status

    Those who refuse to do so will not be allowed into the hall.

    If, due to COVID-19, you are unable to attend a concert or we need to reschedule, change venues, or cancel, we will honor requests for refunds or exchanges.

    Visit The New School’s webpage on health and safety to see what we are doing to ensure that The Auditorium at 12th Street will be ready for your return.
    The page is frequently updated to reflect current city, state, federal, and CDC guidance. 

    The Schneider Concerts Is Committed to Accessibility

    • Accessible seating, large-print programs, and assistive listening devices are available at all live events.
    • Streamed events include captions and voiceover of any information provided only by text on video.
    • Tickets purchased for streamed events include the premiere and the ability to replay the event as many times as desired over the next 30 days.
    • When purchasing your ticket, please make note of any additional accommodations you may require, or contact us at [email protected]

    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 Sunday afternoon concerts runs from October to April. Please submit the following materials by email to [email protected] or by mail to New School Concerts, 55 West 13th Street, room 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 request 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 “Sasha” Schneider, conductor, violinist, and member of the famed Budapest String Quartet. Established with the aim of offering access to chamber music performance at an exceptionally high level to all (tickets at that time cost only $1), the series has expanded its goals in the past 60-plus years to include:

    • Offering affordable tickets
    • Supporting emerging chamber artists
    • Focusing on serving older New Yorkers
    • Going beyond ADA compliance
    • Opening our vision to include multidisciplinary approaches to chamber music
    • Continually reviewing our work through the lens of equity, inclusion, and social justice to ensure that are welcoming to, and supportive of, audiences and artists from all backgrounds

    The series has been guided by Frank Salomon since 1959 and administered by Rohana Elias-Reyes since 2001. Guided by music advisors John Dalley, Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony McGill, Kurt Muroki, Tara O’Connor, and Arnold Steinhardt, the series carries forward Mr. Schneider’s commitment to providing early career exposure to exceptional young artists and ensembles and offering outstanding concerts at modest ticket prices to ensure access for all. Pianist Peter Serkin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and the Guarneri, Dover, and Calidore string quartets are among the many artists and ensembles to receive early career exposure through the series.

    The 2022-2023 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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.   

  • Purchase Tickets

    Subscriptions & Single Tickets for the 2022-2023 Season
    $90: Six-concert season subscriptions are currently available for purchase now.

    Online: 2023 Schneider Concerts

    By mail, using this form $90: Six-concert subscription (PDF)—download subscription brochure here

    Single tickets go on sale July 25, 2022

    $20: General admission
    $17: Seniors and people with disabilities
    $5: Student standby ticket (full-time students with school ID). Standby tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

    New School students, faculty, and staff may enter free of charge with presentation of New School ID. Reservation recommended.

    For questions about tickets, call 212.229.5873.

    Early admission is provided for those with special seating needs.

    Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

    Large-print programs and assistive listening devices are available upon request.

    Additional accommodations can be made at time of ticket purchase.

  • 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: [email protected]

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