"an essential source of adventurous new music"
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 Artistic Director Conducts World Premiere of Haas's Opera Thomas at the Schwetzingen Festival, Germany
Georg Friedrich Haas teams up with playwright Händl Klaus in Thomas, where Thomas and Matthias undertake a deeply spiritual journey guided by the power of love of biblical proportions, directed by Elisabeth Gabriel. Michel Galante conducts this world premiere at the Schwetzingen Festival on May 24, 2013. Link
The New York Times Reviews Symphonies of Song
How did Argento travel "from the recent past to the near future"? Find out in this review article in The New York Times!
Symphonies of Song: A Salzburg Biennale Preview
Argento brings a taste of the Salzburg Biennale to New York City's DiMenna Center on Saturday, February 23. This preview program features …wie stille brannte das Licht by the 2013 State of Salzburg International Composition Prize winner Georg Friedrich Haas, and Canto by runner-up Aureliano Cattaneo, along with a continuation of Argento’s tribute to Robert Schumann with the first performance of Kimmy Szeto’s intimate ensemble arrangement of his Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" for 11 instruments. More...