New Music on the Cutting Edge

Argento is an Artist-in-Residence at Saint Pater's Church in Manhattan

2016-17 Concert Season

Lex54 Concerts : Transatlantic Premieres

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:30 PM, restaurant and bar open 7:30 PM
La Marbrerie, 21 Tue Alexis Lepere, Montreuil, France [map] [Event and Ticket Details]

Argento joins with Ensemble CAIRN from Paris to perform French and American premieres, featuring French-American violinist Elissa Cassini.

Program

Franck Bedrossian - Innersonic (2012) for accordion and electric guitar
New York premiere

Jérôme Combier - Condition de lumière (2017) for violin and ensemble
World premiere commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation
Elissa Cassini, violin

Michel Galante - Camouflage (2017)

World premiere

Nina C. Young - L'heure bleue (2013)

Gérard Pesson - Carmagnole (2015)

Program jointly performed by Argento Chamber Ensemble and Ensemble Cairn



Major support for this concert is provided by the French American Cultural Exchange.

Lex54 Concerts : Winter Dreams

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

At the end of his life, Gérard Grisey, an iconic figure in modern music, turned his attention to the dark and mystical songs of Hugo Wolf. Argento performs Grisey’s Wolf Songs along side the works of three New York composers.

Program

Hugo Wolf / Gérard Grisey - Wolf Songs (1997) for voice and ensemble
Sharon Harms, soprano - US premiere

Sang Song - Scars (2017) for ensemble
World premiere

Du Yun - When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa (2013) for violin and piano

Taylor Brook - Arrhythmia (new version 2017)
World premiere

Lex54 Concerts : Fragments in Space

Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

Daniel Barenboim said, “Robert Schumann didn’t have a concept of sound, he had a concept of music.” If true, then how does Schumann’s music relate to the world of contemporary music, where “sound” is everything? This is addressed in the works of György Kurtág and Aldo Clementi, who created a piano concerto out of fragments from Schumann’s inspired and puzzling Novelette No. 8.

Program

György Kurtág - Hommage à R. Schumann (1990) for clarinet, viola and piano

Aldo Clementi - Piano Concerto (1986)
New York premiere

Du Yun - When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa (2013) for violin and piano

Robert Schumann / Kimmy Szeto - Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" (1850) arranged for chamber ensemble (2013)

Lex54 Concerts : Season Finale

Saturday, May 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

Argento’s Season finale will be an opportunity for our audiences to get to know our featured soloists. The concert program will include innovative works by contemporary composers, and an announcement of the 2018-19 season.

Argento's 2017-18 season programming has been made possible by the Fritz Reiner Fund, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and the generosity of individual supporters. Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.