Sirius to showcase at 2018 Chamber Music America Conference in NYC

We are happy to announce that we will be showcasing at this year's Chamber Music America Conference in NYC!! We are psyched to be returning to the conference along with many other first rate chamber ensembles from all over the US! We will be performing on Saturday, Jan 6th at 1:30pm. If you will be attending the conference, we hope to see you there!

http://conference.chamber-music.org/per…/ensemble-showcases/

Gregor Huebner wins Grand Prize in NY Phil’s New World Initiative Composition Challenge!!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our violinist Gregor Huebner has won the Grand Prize in the New York Philharmonic’s New World Initiative Composition Challenge!  The contest was open to all NYC-based composers with the challenge being to create an original composition based on one or more themes from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, to celebrate both the 175th anniversary of the NY Phil as well as their 1893 premiere of the work.
Some words from Gregor:

“I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the Grand Prize for New York Philharmonic’s New World Initiative Composition Challenge for my composition “New World, Nov 9. 2016.” The contest winners will be recognized at the Concerts in the Parks on June 14, 2017.

I entered the composition contest to create “a work that contained or referenced themes from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World.”

I began composing the piece the day after the presidential election in November 2016 and the influence of that historic moment is definitely reflected in the composition. It’s quite a different musical view of the New World for an immigrant in Dvorak’s time and an immigrant like myself today. References from Dvořák and Shostakovich are embedded in a musical journey throughout the rich and international cultural world of New York City.”

About The New World Initiative

During its 175th anniversary season (2016–17), the New York Philharmonic will celebrate New York City and its role as home to the Orchestra and as an adopted home for many. The New World Initiative (NWI) evolves from a major event in the Philharmonic’s history: the 1893 World Premiere of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World — the first major work composed in New York that became immediately and enduringly popular. The complete work represents a yearning for new beginnings while also looking back to where we came from. Through the NWI, the Philharmonic will engage with New Yorkers citywide by making the New World Symphony a cultural touchstone for as many New Yorkers as possible.

 

 

Allison Loggins-Hull (Flutronix), Mark Feldman, and Tanya Kalmanovitch added to line-up for the 2017 Progressive Chamber Music Festival

We are thrilled to announce the addition of 3 fantastic artists to the roster of the 2017 Progressive Chamber Music Festival taking place October 14-15th at Greenwich House Music School in NYC.  Allison Loggins-Hull, Mark Feldman, and Tanya Kalmanovitch will all be bringing their forward-thinking music to the festival and we could be happier to have them!  More details to come soon, but we hope to see you there!