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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.