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The New Standard

It happens every once in a while, and when it does, there's no going back. The paradigm shifts. The benchmark is elevated. A "new standard" is declared. It is with this in mind that SubCulture proudly presents The New Standard, a multi-genre concert series celebrating fresh and inventive music by impassioned, boundary-pushing artists. The featured artists in The New Standard series were chosen for their creative risk-taking, emotional authenticity and ability to inspire audiences. 

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THU30OCT

Jo Lawry

Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry’s debut album I Want to Be Happy was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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FRI7NOV

Etienne Charles

Over its century-plus history, jazz has forged its shape-shifting identity by encompassing a rainbow of musical dialects in an... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Don's workshop will focus on: use of altered tunings, percussive techniques, uses of harmonics and some tips for writing memorable... Doors: 01:30 pm / Show: 02:00 pm
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Commissioned by Edwin Moody, the Awakening Orchestra brings to SubCulture the world premiere of composer Kyle Saulnier's... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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SAT16MAY

Vertical Voices

New York premiere of Vertical Voices' debut album, "Fourword".  In 2010, after releasing their critically acclaimed... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

PianoFest

Spanning multiple genres, SubCulture's 2nd Annual PianoFest shines a spotlight on the sonic versatility of the piano and showcases a diverse assembly of established and emerging artists.

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The Cycle

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. The Cycle presents the awesome scope of Beethoven’s entire body of string quartets thematically and in the round, changing the way audiences experience this music.

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Composer-In-Residence

SubCulture takes an exciting leap from being an ardent supporter and presenter of artists to a cultivator of new music with the launch of its Composer-In-Residence program: a two-year residency designed to nurture the creation of new music and provide a platform for presenting it. The program’s inaugural resident is critically-acclaimed composer and pianist Gregg Kallor. The first year of Kallor’s residency will feature three world premieres performed by him along with a complement of outstanding soloists.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month and the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, this concert will feature Kallor's... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

Special Engagements

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LIVINGSTON TAYLOR  Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Break of Reality has been applauded for their “genuine technique”, and their ability to “rock out like they mean... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Break of Reality has been applauded for their “genuine technique”, and their ability to “rock out like they mean... Doors: 09:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
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SUN11JAN

Zoe Keating

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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MON12JAN

Zoe Keating

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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TUE13JAN

Zoe Keating

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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THU29JAN

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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WED25FEB

Tigran Hamasyan

With Shadow Theater, Tigran Hamasyan continues to pursue his enterprise of massive construction. After exploring the universe of... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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THU26FEB

Tigran Hamasyan

With Shadow Theater, Tigran Hamasyan continues to pursue his enterprise of massive construction. After exploring the universe of... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

92Y at SubCulture

CO-PRESENTED WITH 92ND STREET Y

After a resoundingly successful inaugural season, this innovative series of recitals by artists and ensembles with a distinctly “downtown” vibe returns for five one-hour-long programs that reflect the performers’ individual artistic visions and feature commentary from the stage.

 
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WED22OCT

Smetana Trio

Featuring: Jitka Čechová, piano;  Jiří Vodička, violin; Jan Páleníček, cello Program: Josef... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

Sir Andras Schiff Selects

CO-PRESENTED WITH 92ND STREET Y

92Y and SubCulture are proud to co-present three young pianists in recital, personally selected by pianist Sir András Schiff, who just received a British knighthood for his services to music, and who will introduce the first recital. This series is also being presented in Berlin at the Maison de France.

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FRI13FEB

Kuok-Wai Lio

One of the foremost pianists of our time, Sir András Schiff has chosen three young, accomplished artists to present a new generation... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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One of the foremost pianists of our time, Sir András Schiff has chosen three young, accomplished artists to present a new generation... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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MON16MAR

Adam Golka

One of the foremost pianists of our time, Sir András Schiff has chosen three young, accomplished artists to present a new generation... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

CONTACT! at SubCulture

CO-PRESENTED BY THE 92ND STREET Y AND THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

Entering its sixth season, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic’s new-music series, highlights the works of both emerging and established contemporary composers, performed by smaller ensembles of Philharmonic musicians in intimate venues outside the Lincoln Center campus. All concerts will be performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic.

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American Modern Ensemble

Founded in New York City in 2005 by Robert Paterson and Victoria Paterson, American Modern Ensemble is a dynamic, creative force in the modern music scene, programming both cutting edge and traditional works. This residency at SubCulture celebrates AME’s 10th anniversary.

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This evening's program will celebrate the release of AME's upcoming album featuring Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen, with... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

Concert Artists Guild

With a mission “to discover, nurture & promote young musicians,” CAG provides support to talented artists selected through an annual international competition open to traditional and non-traditional instrumentalists, ensembles and singers. This string-centric series at SubCulture features four concerts by exceptional young artists.

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“Their rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

Ensemble ACJW

Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph W. Polisi, Ensemble ACJW is an inspirational collective of young professional musicians who are fellows in a two year program that supports them in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who fully engage with the communities in which they live and work.

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THU22JAN

Ensemble ACJW

Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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THU26MAR

Ensemble ACJW

Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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FRI12JUN

Ensemble ACJW

Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm

Stecher & Horowitz Foundation

This season’s Stecher and Horowitz Foundation Series presents laureates of the New York International Competition. Having received ongoing support from the Foundation, these featured young artists have gained critical acclaim for their artistry.

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THU20NOV

Charlie Albright

Hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by The Washington Post, pianist Charlie Albright has... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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THU8JAN

Larry Weng

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:30pm ~ Larry Weng Program Work TBD   Horatio... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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THU5MAR

Michael Brown

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm – Michael Brown Selections from Pièces de Clavecin... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm