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Schneider Concerts 60th Anniversary Season - NEW MUSIC THEN & NOW: A special celebration

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m. 
Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission


A Special Concert Celebrating Six Decades of the Schneider Concerts' Commitment to New Music

Luciano Berio Circles for female voice, harp and percussionists (1960) - New York premiere in Schneider Concerts in 1961
     Tony Arnold, soprano; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Jim Baker and Dan Druckman, percussion  
Matthew Rickets Song Cycle (2012) - US Premiere
     Tony Arnold, soprano; Héloïse Degrugillier, recorders; Gabriela Diaz, viola

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET - made its New York debut in the Schneider Concerts in 2013

Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violin 
Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello 
Caroline Shaw String Quartet (2016) - New York Premiere
Hannah Lash String Quartet (2017) - World Premiere

For information and tickets call 212.229.5873

In 1957, when the Schneider Concerts series was founded, excellent, financially and physically accessible chamber music was a rarity. Lincoln Center had just been built, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was still more than a decade away.

Founding artistic director Alexander Schneider saw this need and brought outstanding, affordable concerts to The New School. He led brilliant chamber orchestra performances, introduced exceptional young artists and ensembles, and brought new music to the series — all at ticket prices anyone could afford. Today audiences still need outstanding, accessible, affordable, and adventurous concerts. The 2016-2017 season honors Alexander Schneider and the tradition he established.

The series 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Seats are not assigned. Those with special seating needs may enter at 1:15pm to choose their seats. The doors open at 1:30pm to the general public.

The Schneider Concerts Series is made possible with support from the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Event Type

Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts


All Orientation


College of Performing Arts, Mannes School of Music


Music, Classical Music



$15 single ticket in advance, $5 student ticket with ID at the door

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Getting Here

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.