Last fall marked our 2nd annual Progressive Chamber Music Festival, which featured stellar performances by Theo Bleckman and Ben Monder, Mark Feldman and Mario Forte, Anthony Coleman and some of our other favorite NYC based musicians. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the festival! Alas, the time has come for round 3!
This year, we are bringing the festival to Spectrum in Brooklyn, and we couldn't be more excited about the line-up. Besides some of our favorite NYC-based artists, headlining night 2 of the festival will be Germany's Neue Vocalsolisten! Additionally, This year we are also launching our inaugural Progressive Chamber Music Festival: Munich! We hope you can join us for some world-class genre smashing music making! Pre-order one or two-day passes HERE for a discounted price and be entered into a drawing to win our PCMF 2018 Care Package: A collection of albums by each of the artists involved in the festival!
Sirius Quartet Presents: The 2018 Progressive Chamber Music Festival: NYC
NYC has long been an incubator for cross-genre pollination and experimentation in all corners of the music community, not least of all in the classical and jazz scenes. From the minimalism of Reich and Glass in the 60s and 70s to the experimental genius of Zorn and the Knitting Factory scene of of the 80s and 90s, there has been an unparalleled openness to break down walls and assumptions of what so-called "art" music can be and how it should be presented.
As these lines continue to blur and fade into one another, there continues a steady stream of artists and ensembles continuing to carry the torch and push the boundaries. The 3nd annual Progressive Chamber Music Festival, curated by the Sirius Quartet, will feature two evenings of such ensembles, each with unique identities and a shared desire to define chamber music on their own terms. The festival, spread across two days in November at Brooklyn'sSpectrumwill put NYC's vibrant and eclectic music scene on full display. These are chamber music ensembles of the 21st century, not defined by genre, nor limited by the distinction between concert and popular music, and blurring the lines between performer, composer, and improviser. This is progressive chamber music.
Sirius Quartet Presents: 2018 Progressive Chamber Music Festival
David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg: Breath and Hammer
Rob Mosher's Brooklynburg
November 10th + 11th, 2018
70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
46 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014