"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's recording of Fred Lerdahl's Imbrications released
Argento's recording of Fred Lerdahl's Imbrication has been released by Bridge Records on the album Fred Lerdahl, Volume Four. Based on the tunes of "Happy Birthday" and "Auld Lang Syne," Imbrications was composed in 2001 in honor of Andrew Imbrie's 80th birthday, and has since been a staple of Argento's repertoire.
Argento premieres New Chamber Ballet choreographies
Quiet, delicate miniatures alternating with fast, raucous movements and boldly dramatic gestures ... Argento performs music by Anton Webern, Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Nina C. Young, Michel Galante, and Arthur Kampela, with world premiere choreographies by Miro Magloire of the New Chamber Ballet, Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM at the Czech Center, admission free. Tickets...