We had a great time performing at FeNAM in Sacramento Check out this interview we did on CAPRADIO!
The Festival on New American Music (FeNAM) is held annually at Sac State School of Music. This November, the 10 day festival celebrated its 41st year. We were thrilled and honored to have been invited to participate, performing concerts, master classes and more.
Jorge Amado, New Featured Composer!
Meet Jorge Amado, our next featured composer and the winner of the first 8SW Composer Competition!
Jorge Amado is currently a student at ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte) in Havana, Cuba. His submission to the competition, Eidos II, is a very well crafted, powerful and energetic example of the potential future of chamber music. The work is influenced by Afro-Cuban rhythms and the folkloric ensembles used for Santería ceremonial music. Please do join us at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 16, 2018 for the World Premiere of Eidos II.
Please join us on November 16th for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute. To purchase tickets please visit here.
We're very excited to be presenting the winning composition from our first 8SW Composer Competition at this year's Tenri concert. The work, Eidos II is by the young Cuban composer Jorge Amado. If we're lucky, we'll be able to introduce you to Jorge as well!
We're also thrilled to be bringing the West Coast to you again with works by Stephen Blumberg, Mark Winges and Tom Flaherty. More info coming soon.
We premiered Pamela's Third Eye, composed for us this season, at Bronx Community College in March. We're thrilled to be adding her to our roster of featured composers. Enjoy Suzanne's interview with her on our Featured Composer page!
8SW Composer Competition winners announced!
Congratulations to the winners of our first 8SW Composer Competition!
We are very pleased to share that Jorge Amado has received first place for his work Eidos II.
Daniel Lemer received second place for Who Knows?, Leon Yu received third place for The Lovely, The Mighty and The Glorious and David Gobris received an honorable mention for Seasons Out of Order.
On April 5, 2018, we went live on facebook to announce our winners. We had a blast!
For more information about the 8SW Composer Competition please visit here.
8SW Composer Competition winner to be announced!
Please join us live on Facebook on Thursday, April 5th at 7.30pm, when we announce the winner of our first 8SW Composer Competition.
We're very honored to have been invited to perform and give classes at the Festival for New American Music at California State, Sacramento in November, 2018!
We're looking forward to heading out to the West Coast this Fall. Stay tuned for details!
Get your tickets!
Ticket sales for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute are now open! You can reserve your seats here!
This year's concert, a few weeks early, includes Red and White, a new work by Spencer Snyder and the premiere of Tom Griffin's Where Three Roads Meet. Additionally, we will be performing Douglas Anderson's Chamber Symphony No. 3, Peter Köszeghy's haunting Souls and a charming trio by Mozart's contemporary, Paul Wranitzky.
Submit those Trios!
The 8SW Composer Competition is now officially off and running. Applications are being accepted as of today, September 15, 2017 until January 12, 2018. Please visit our 8SW Composer Competition page for more information.
Please refer to the 8SW Composer Competition page for guidelines, eligibility and submission requirements. Please direct all questions to Ms. Katherine Liu, Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com. Please do not direct any questions regarding the competition through our contact link on this website.
8SW Composer Competition!
We are thrilled to be announcing the first 8SW Compoer Competition! To learn more please go to our 8SW Composer Competition page.
We are committed to performing and expanding the repertoire for the unique combination of flute, viola and cello, and have been collaborating regularly with a wide roster of living composers from North and South America and Europe since our beginning. This competition is an extension of our desire to promote chamber music for flute, viola and cello, as well as encourage the writing of contemporary chamber music in general.
It's official. We have accepted an invitation to perform at the Festival for Contemporary Music, Festival de la Habana! Yes, as in Havana, Cuba! This coming November, we'll be headed for warmer weather to perform contemporary works by American composers and to give a workshop for Cuban students. We couldn't be more excited!
Details coming soon. Stay tuned!
House Concert Auction Winner!
We are thrilled to announce that the winning bid for the Eight Strings & a Whistle performance that was up for auction at our recent benefit at La Nacional was made by Nancy Anderson of Dorchester, MA. We are very much looking forward to performing in her beautiful, award winning home. It is bound to be a fun time! More info coming soon!
Please email us if you would like more information about this concert or presenting your own house concert.
Ina's latest blog!
Check out Ina's latest blog entry and read about the 8SW Composer Comeptition!
Ina hasn't blogged in a while! It was worth the wait.
Benefit on March 19 at La Nacional!
Please join us on March 19 at La Nacional as we celebrate the launch of the 8SW Composer Competition!
There will be music, an auction, tapas and sangria and, of course, lots of news about this exciting project!
We're looking forward to our upcoming concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 18! The date is practically around the corner! Tickets are on sale! Please visit Brown Paper Tickets here for more information
Please come and join us for an evening with new and old friends. We hope to see you all there!
We are very excited to announce that on August 12, Ravello Records will release 96 Strings and 2 Whistles: A collaboration with Eight Strings & a Whistle and pianist, Beth Levin, performing the music of Scott Brickman.
Stay tuned for more info!
Meet our latest Featured Composer!
We're very excited to have posted our most recent Featured Composer interview. Please be sure to read about Peter Jona Korn here!
Peter Jona Korn's Aloysia Serenade is featured on Albert's Window, our recent release on Ravello Records.
Check out this recent blogspot post from PARMA Recordings!
Please join us on Friday, November 20th for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute!
We'll be celebrating the release of our debut recording, Albert's Window, with a performance of Edmund Cionek'sBad Robots. We'll also be premiering a work by Frank E. Warren as well as performing other works by Octavio Vazquez, Béla Bartók and Josef Mysliwecek. Following the concert, the party will continiue with a reception. We hope to see all of you there!
When: November 20 at 7.30pm
Where: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th street, NYC
We are thrilled to be celebrating the release of Albert's WIndow on Ravello Records at the Tenri Cultural Institute. We are equally as excited to be presenting a program which includes the premiere of Frank E. Warren’s beautiful and delicate for: 8 Strings & a Whistle, and Octavio Vazquez’sTrio for Flute, Viola and Cello. Completed in 2003, Vazquez’s Trio expresses emotional extremes from languid sadness to biting sarcasm to brutal devastation. Rounding out the program will be a charming work by eighteenth century composer, Josef Mysliwecek and Béla Bartók’s earthy and rollicking Romanian Folk Dances.
Our debut recording, Albert's Window will be released on Ravello Records on November 13, 2015! Visit our Video Room to watch and hear a teaser.
Pre-sales start in mid October. More info to follow soon!
Debut recording to be released on November 13, 2015! Click here for more information!
We are over the moon with excitement about the release of this recording on Ravello Records, a division of PARMA Recordings. Albert's Window, named in honor of the wonderful Albert Roussel, will include the works of Martin Rokeach, Edmund Cionek, Peter Jona Korn and, of course, Albert Roussel. Stay tuned for details coming very soon!
It's been quiet here, but we've been busy!
Check out this cute video we just found here! And check out our upcoming concerts here!
We have been very busy working on our upcoming release on PARMA Recordings. We're very excited! Watch for more news about the release date coming soon! Keep an eye out for our latest featured composer too! In the mean time check out this cute video we just found here! And check out our upcoming concerts here!
Tenri Cultural Center 2014!
Please join us on for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute!
When: November 21 at 8pm
Where: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th street, NYC
We're looking forward to presenting the world premiere of Peri Mauer’sThought’s Torsion, a work inspired by the energy generated from the twisting and spiraling of human thoughts and emotions. We're also excited to be performing Martin Rokeach’sGoing Up? and Scott Brickman’sFrench Suite, both composed for Eight Strings & a Whistle.
Peri, Marty and Scott will be joining us, so be sure to come and meet them!
Mark Winges’ Dusk Music II, Albert Roussel’s Trio, Op. 40 and the music of classical composer Paul Wranitzky will round out the program.
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We'll be participating in the Queens New Music Festival on May 17! Read all about it in the New York TImes.
For more information about the program and purchasing tickets please visit here.
Our debut album is on its way and we are proud and excited to have joined the distinguished and talented roster of PARMA Artists!
PARMA Recordings has embraced the recording industry of the 21st century and we are looking forward to working with them. The next several months will be spent recording and producing, working towards releasing the album on PARMA's label in January, 2016.
We've been invited to the Queens New Music Festival
We're very excited to announce that we'll be appearing in recital at the Queens New Music Festival in May, 2014! Stay tuned for details coming soon!
We'll be collaborating with soprano, Helen Gabrielsen once again performing Dag Gabrielsen's Food with texts by Gertrude Stein as well as Stefan Weisman's Song from Schumann.
Robert Davidson is our newest Featured Composer!
Check out Suzanne's interview with Australian composer and bassist, Rob Davidson on our Featured Composer page. We'll be performing his work, Conversations at our upcoming concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 22.
For more information about our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute, please visit our Upcoming Concerts page. For ticket information please visit here.
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Our 2013 concert at the Tenri Cultural Instititue is coming up on November 22. To purchase tickets please vist here.
The Tenri Cultural Institute has become our annual "NYC performance home" and we are looking forward to performing in this beautiful space once again. We are also thrilled to be collaborating with soprano, Helen Gabrielsen on this evening. Please visit our Upcoming Concerts page to read about the details.
Our upcoming season will be here soon!
We are very excited about our latest commission! We will be collaborating with soprano Helen Gabrielsen in performances of Food, a Suite by Dag Gabrielsen with texts by Gertrude Stein. Stay tuned. More info coming soon!
Suzanne interviews Dawn Avery
You can visit our Featured Composer page to read about composer, cellist and GRAMMY Award-nominated performer, Dawn Avery.
Dawn discusses her Native American background in this interview and how it has influenced her as a composer and performer.
Hot off the presses!
We are very excited to announce that the IRS has granted us tax exempt status!
We will officially become a 501(c)3 in August. Come celebtrate with us this Fall at our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 16th! Please visit our Upcoming Concerts page for more information.
The Tenri Cultural Institute has become our annual "NYC performance home" and we are excited to be performing in this beautiful space once again. Our program will include the New York premiere of Tom Flaherty's Moments of Inertia and Constance Walton's Bare Branches. Check out the 9.18.11 entry on our blog to read more about Ms. Walton. For more information about the concert you can visit our Upcoming Performances page.
Suzanne has a conversation with Tom Flaherty
Tom will be joining us on November 11, 2011 at the Tenri Cultural Institute when we perform his Moments of Inertia.