New Music on the Cutting Edge

"an essential source of adventurous new music"
—Alex Ross

Founded in 2000, The Argento Chamber Ensemble is a virtuoso ensemble dedicated to innovative musical performance and discovery of daring artistic paths. Championing cutting-edge contemporary composers, as well as framing classical repertoire in new contexts, Argento inspires musical inquiry through education, mentorship, technology, and dialogue.


Argento Performs at Play Loud! Chamber Music Festival


Thursday, November 6, 7:00 PM, Instituto Cervantes (49 St between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Argento performs a cutting-edge program featuring recent compositions by Kurt Rohde, Aaron Helgeson, Gordon Beeferman and Michel Galante. Details ...

  Kurt Rohde Aaron Helgeson Michel Galante Gordon Beeferman Sharon Harms  


Argento Director Interview on WWFM


David Osenberg, host for the Cadenza program on The Classical Network, and Argento Artistic Director Michel Galante discuss new music in New York City and reframing Schumann and Mahler in contemporary contexts. Listen to the Podcast


Season Kick-Off Monday, September 15 at the Advent Lutheran Church


Monday, September 15, 7:30 PM, Advent Lutheran Church on Broadway and 93rd Street | Admission Free

Argento kicks off the concert season performing in the Music Mondays Concert Series with an exciting program showcasing the legendary Austrian composer Gustav Mahler and his forward-looking musical style and language that still resonate in contemporary music today.

This program features Mahler's rarely heard chamber arrangement of Symphony No. 9, along with compositions by two New Yorkers——the New York premiere of the ensemble piece After Nine: Fantasia on Mahler by Matthew Ricketts, and string quartet Arrythmia by Taylor Brook performed by JACK Quartet.

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Upcoming in the 2014-15 Season


Argento's 2014-15 Concert Season brings the massive Gustav Mahler as New York Contemporary concert series , the Spectral Impressions program focusing Tristan Murail and his New York years, appearance at the Play Loud! Chamber Music Festival, residency at Sonoma State University, collaborations with the New Chamber Ballet, and a spring tour to Paris.