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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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Julie Feeney

Julie Feeney's sell-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic have received rave reviews, whether solo, with ensemble, with choirs or... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Julie Feeney

Julie Feeney's sell-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic have received rave reviews, whether solo, with ensemble, with choirs or... Doors: 09:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
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Julie Feeney

Julie Feeney's sell-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic have received rave reviews, whether solo, with ensemble, with choirs or... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Julie Feeney

Julie Feeney's sell-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic have received rave reviews, whether solo, with ensemble, with choirs or... Doors: 09:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
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Julien Labro and the Spektral Quartet had not yet crossed paths before being paired for the Big Squeeze accordion summit at Pick-Staiger... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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For the second time these two artist are joining forces to create a transformative evening that promises to be the event of the... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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For the second time these two artist are joining forces to create a transformative evening that promises to be the event of the... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 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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Don Ross began playing guitar virtually by accident. There was always a lot of music around the house. Don’s dad is an... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 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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This performance will include the world premiere performance of Mohammed Fairouz's setting of Wallace Stevens poetry, written... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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
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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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Cory Henry  Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Featuring Walter Smith III - saxophone Fabian Almazan - piano Matt Stevens - guitar Harish Raghavan - bass Eric Harland -... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Pianist Weiyin Chen and the Camerata RCO, members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra   Marc Daniel van Biemen,... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Itamar Zorman, violin  Michael Katz, cello  Liza Stepanova, piano The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the 2012 Concert... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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This solo performance will showcase Kallor’s virtuosity as a composer, pianist, and improviser. It will feature his remarkable... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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WED17SEP

Geoffrey Keezer

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Edwin McCain

EDWIN MCCAIN Edwin McCain’s voice is everywhere.  At any given moment, a radio station is playing one of his songs.  An... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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After studying classical piano for seven years in his German homeland, a 13-year-old Kaeshammer (pronounced "case-hammer")... Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm
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Mary Lambert

Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Lambert is a fearless and candid songwriter, who empowers both herself... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Mary Lambert

Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Lambert is a fearless and candid songwriter, who empowers both herself... Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm
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SUN21SEP

Ted Rosenthal

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation.  He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has... Doors: 02:30 pm / Show: 03:00 pm
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TUE23SEP

Inon Barnatan

Pianist INON BARNATAN has been named as the New York Philharmonic’s first artist in association, a major three-season appointment... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Evan Duffy

Evan Duffy is a classically trained composer and pianist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since his music studies began, Evan has always been... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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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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Program Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3 Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 Quartet in F major, Op. 135   The Ariel... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Program Quartet in E flat major, Op. 74 Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3   The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Program Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2 Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127   The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Program Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133   The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by its youth,... Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:30 pm
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Program Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2   The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Program Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5 Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by its youth,... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Program Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by its youth,... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Program Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6 Quartet in A minor, Op. 132   The Ariel Quartet  Characterized by... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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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This solo performance will showcase Kallor’s virtuosity as a composer, pianist, and improviser. It will feature his remarkable... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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
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Cellist Joshua Roman and violinist Miranda Cuckson bring the perfect blend of soaring lyricism and heart-pounding drive to the... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Special Engagements

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Katherine Jenkins, OBE, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist.  In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recording... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Katherine Jenkins, OBE, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist.  In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recording... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Katherine Jenkins, OBE, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist.  In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recording... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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DOM FELMONS  Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create... Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm
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Give Joshua Kwassman your ears, and he will take you into his world. Prepare to be captivated, transported, and swept away on an... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has encompassed performance,... 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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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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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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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
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The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 08:00 pm
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92Y at SubCulture

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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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Odair Assad

Odair Assad, guitar This performance at SubCulture will be his only New York solo concert. He will be celebrating 50th anniversary of... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Smetana Trio

Featuring: Jitka Čechová, piano Jiří Vodička, violin Jan Páleníček, cello Program: Josef... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7  Featuring: Leila Josefowicz, violin Jesse Mills,... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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BOHUSLAV MARTINů: Three Madrigals for violin and viola, H. 313 GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Selections from Signs, Games and... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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Hsin-Yun Huang, viola Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84 SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for Viola... Doors: 07:00 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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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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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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
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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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Program: Margaret Brouwer: Lonely Lake George Crumb: Vox Balanae Amanda Harberg: Subway Laura Kaminsky: Full... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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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Itamar Zorman, violin  Michael Katz, cello  Liza Stepanova, piano The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the 2012 Concert... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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
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Featuring cellist Jay Campbell & pianist Conor Hanick  Program: NY premiere by David... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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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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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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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

Described in The New York Times, “the Prokofiev Seventh Sonata, with its arm-blurring perpetual-motion finale, was played with steely... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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THU5MAR

Michael Brown

The New York Times declared Michael Brown “a young piano visionary,” praising him for “a magnificent performance”... Doors: 06:30 pm / Show: 07:30 pm
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