Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 19th Season: April 4, 11, and 18, 2016 at Symphony Space in New York City!

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival has been called “a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music” by Chamber Music America, and “a gift to New Yorkers thirsty for new sounds” by Time Out New York. Now in its 19th season, the Festival features established as well as emerging composers performed by leading new music ensembles and soloists. Under Victoria Bond’s direction, it supports creative music projects that serve the public through cultural diversity, education, outreach and innovation. Its mission is to supply living composers with performance opportunities and to provide the public with a way to experience contemporary music, bridging the gap between audience and composer. Onstage discussions between each composer and Bond help the listener understand the creators and their creations.

April 4, 2016 @ 7:30                       Buy Tix
¡Cuba Today!

A celebration of Aurelio de la Vega’s 90th birthday and his creative importance in the history of Cuban music

The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble
Scott Flavin, violin
Laura Wilcox, viola
Ross Harbaugh, cello
José López, piano
Asiya Korepanova, guest pianist

Music by Aurelio de la Vega, Tania León, Kayla Orozco, Orlando Jacinto García and Juan Piñera

April 11, 2016 @ 7:30                       Buy Tix
Memories, Myths & Dreams

The Cassatt String Quartet
Muneko Otani, Jennifer Leshnower violins
Sarah Adams, viola
Elizabeth Anderson, cello
Claire Chan will substitute for Ms. Leshnower tonight

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Chloe Trevor, violin
Steven Beck, piano
Jeff Lankov, piano
Ursula Oppens, piano

Music by Joan Tower, Victoria Bond, Russell Platt and Robert Xavier Rodríguez

April 18, 2016 @ 7:30                   Buy Tix
Reflections & Illusions

Lina Bahn, violin
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Na Sun, violin
David Yang, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Julia Bruskin, cello
Hélène Jeanney, piano
James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi

Music by Jeffrey Mumford, Steve Antosca, Karen LeFrak, James Nyoraku Schlefer and Victoria Bond


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