Let’s Dance

Buy TicketsSunday, August 24, 7:30 pm Otesaga Resort Hotel
Momenta Quartet


Be moved—figuratively and literally—by the music of Bartók, Brown, Byrd, Schubert, Strauss, and de Aguila. Travel through time and space with traditional Viennese and late 20th century waltzes, Latin American samba, dances of the English Renaissance, and a piece inspired by Eastern European folk dances written for Benny Goodman.

William Byrd Pavane and Gigue
Franz Schubert German Dances, Op. 90
Elizabeth Brown Lost Waltz
Johann Strauss II Emperor Waltz, Op. 437 (arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
Miguel del Aguila Salon Buenos Aires, Op. 84
Béla Bartók Contrasts (Sz. 111, BB 116)

Performers: Momenta Quartet; Linda Chesis, flute; Moran Katz, clarinet; Olga Vinokur, piano

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The MOMENTA QUARTET’s mission is to bring the best of contemporary music to audiences in New York City and around the world. Momenta (Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Adda Kridler, violin; Stephanie Griffin, viola and Michael Haas, cello) devotes the vast majority of its programming to living composers. Praised by the New York Times for its “focused, fluid performance” and by Sequenza 21 for its “fire, fantasy and absolute musical commitment,” the Momenta Quartet has premiered over 50 works in the past eight years and has collaborated with over 80 living composers. Now in its ninth year in residence at Temple University, Momenta also has performed and lectured at Cornell, Columbia, Yeshiva and Hawaii Pacific Universities; Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges; The Mannes School of Music and the Boston Conservatory; among others. The quartet has performed in England, Singapore and Indonesia and has received grants from the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Meet the Composer, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York State Council on the Arts.


Ms. Katz’s and Ms. Vinokur’s bios and photos will be posted soon.


Linda Chesis, photo by Matt DineFlutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels. More about Linda Chesis…

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