Unheard-of//Trios

Unheard-of//Trios

UNHEARD-OF//ENSEMBLE PERFORMS AN ECLECTIC PROGRAM OF TRIO WORKS FOR CLARINET, VIOLIN, AND CELLO

October 29, 2019

Loisaida

Loisaida

CENTERED AROUND TWO SONGS THAT CELEBRATE NEW YORK CITY, REFLECTING VIOLINIST/COMPOSER JESSIE MONTGOMERY’S LOWER EAST SIDE UPBRINGING AND ECLECTIC INFLUENCES. SELECTIONS FROM HER BAND BIG DOG LITTLE DOG AND BY VIOLIST/COMPOSER JESSICA MEYER TIE TOGETHER A CELEBRATION OF PLACE, FRIENDSHIP, AND PROCESS.

October 24, 2019

MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA

OPERA IN DEVELOPMENT BY COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, LIBRETTIST STEPHANIE FLEISCHMANN, AND DIRECTOR MARY BIRNBAUM

October 12, 2019

andPlay: playlist release party

andPlay: playlist release party

JOIN VIOLIN/VIOLA DUO ANDPLAY FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC, DRINKS, AND TREATS TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ITS DEBUT CD, PLAYLIST.

October 4, 2019

Desdemona + Adam Holmes

Desdemona + Adam Holmes

DESDEMONA AND ADAM HOLMES TEAM UP FOR AN EVENING OF STRING TRIO AND PERCUSSION, FEATURING VIDEO PROJECTIONS, A WORLD PREMIERE, AND DISTURBING QUESTIONS ABOUT CAPITALISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

October 1, 2019

Reflections

Reflections

SHOWCASING THE BAROQUE ERA'S VIOLA D'AMORE AS AN EXPRESSIVE INSTRUMENT FOR A DIVERSITY OF MUSIC FROM OUR TIME AND WORLD. FEATURING COLORADO-BASED VIOLIST MATTHEW DANE, CELLIST GREG BEAVER, AND FLUTIST CHRISTINA JENNINGS PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF REENA ESMAIL, CONOR ABBOTT BROWN, JAKE HEGGIE, GARTH KNOX AND A PREMIERE FROM ERIC SAWYER.

September 15, 2019

Sounds from A Safe Harbour

Sounds from A Safe Harbour

A COLLECTION OF SONGS EXPLORING SECULAR SPIRITUALITY, COMPOSED BY WILLIAM BRITTELLE, AT SOUNDS FROM A SAFE HARBOUR FESTIVAL

September 15, 2019

13th Season Debut: Badinage

13th Season Debut: Badinage

NEW SOUNDS FROM A MODERN STRING BAND, FEATURING ALEXI KENNEY, VIOLIN, AYANE KOZASA, VIOLA, GABRIEL CABEZAS, CELLO, AND PAUL WIANCKO, CELLO WITH MUSIC RANGING FROM THE FRENCH BAROQUE, TRADITIONAL SWEDISH FOLK TUNES, THROUGH TO NEW WORKS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY PAUL WIANCKO AND GABRIELLA SMITH

September 7, 2019

Eaux Claires Hiver

Eaux Claires Hiver

Metropolis Ensemble is thrilled to join the collective 37d03d (upside-down “People”) to gather for a week to compose, collaborate and present music, visual art, and literature in a variety of spaces and settings.

Friday - Saturday, November 22-23, 2019
Eau Claire, WI

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Oak and the Ghost: Music of Nathan Schram

Oak and the Ghost: Music of Nathan Schram

Album release for Nathan Schram's Oak and the Ghost on New Amsterdam Records. Featuring the Attacca Quartet, Schram’s music meshes the acoustic world of classical string quartet with the bumps, bruises, and richness of modern electronica.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY 10011
7:30pm doors / 8:00pm show

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Ecstatic Music: Gaby Moreno with LADAMA & Metropolis Ensemble: "¡Spangled!"

Ecstatic Music: Gaby Moreno with LADAMA & Metropolis Ensemble: "¡Spangled!"

Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno is joined by the women of Latin Alternative quartet LADAMA and the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble (Andrew Cyr, conductor) to perform music from ¡Spangled!—her collaborative Nonesuch album with American musician, songwriter, arranger and producer Van Dyke Parks.

Monday, December 2, 2019
Merkin Concert Hall / 129 W 67th St / New York, NY
7:30pm show

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JACK Studio Readings

JACK Studio Readings

In tandem with JACK’s program to commission artists who otherwise may not have access to professional ensembles, the quartet is partnering with Metropolis Ensemble to host a reading session for similar artists with existing works for quartet

Monday, December 9, 2019
1 Rivington Street / New York, NY
6:30pm doors / 7:00pm show

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Fiona Gillespie and Elliot Cole: Tam Lin

Fiona Gillespie and Elliot Cole: Tam Lin

A modern adaptation of the 16th-century Scottish ballad "Tam Lin” — a story of transformation and love to life in a musical drama weaving traditional Celtic, medieval, and modern musical threads

Friday, January 3, 2020
1 Rivington Street / New York, NY
7:00pm doors / 7:30pm show

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Oracle Hysterical + Hub New Music

Oracle Hysterical + Hub New Music

Composer-collective Oracle Hysterical, in collaboration with Hub New Music, presents an evening of songs inspired by journals from explorers on the edge of discovery including pioneering European colonialists, space explorers, the fantastic literary universes of Jules Verne, and letters from Amelia Earhart and Gertrude Bell. Experience the full range of their discoveries from beautiful to terrifying, or sometimes both.

Friday, January 17, 2020
1 Rivington Street / New York, NY
5:30pm doors / 6:00pm show

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Hub New Music

Hub New Music

Contemporary chamber trailblazers, Hub New Music, presents works by composers Takuma Itoh, Robert Honstein, and a NY premiere by Kati Agocs. An exciting evening program features Soul House, a love letter to the childhood house of Robert Honstein; Takuma Itoh’s Wavelengths, a constantly evolving piece focused on tempo; and a NY premiere of Kati Agoc’s Rogue Emoji, an exploration of order versus control, and the embrace of chaos.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
1 Rivington Street / New York, NY
7:00pm doors / 7:30pm show

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Ecstatic Music: Bell Orchestre & Metropolis Ensemble

Ecstatic Music: Bell Orchestre & Metropolis Ensemble

A sonorous trip into the energetic abysses and meditative heights of orchestral music from Bell Orchestre’s upcoming third album, House Music, in a large ensemble arrangement by multi-instrumentalist and composer Owen Pallett, featuring Metropolis Ensemble. Bell Orchestre consists of six musical mavericks including Arcade Fire members Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Merkin Concert Hall / 129 W 67th St / New York, NY
7:30pm show

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Forbidden Colors

Forbidden Colors

A WALK-ABOUT CONCERT AND LISTENING PARTY IN THE STYLE OF A ROVING ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC MINI-FESTIVAL FEATURING PERFORMANCES AND HARD-WIRED INSTALLATIONS HAND-CRAFTED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE "PROFOUNDLY HIGH-FIDELITY" (NEW YORK TIMES) CUSTOM-BUILT SOUND SYSTEM AT PUBLIC RECORDS

June 25, 2019

Emily Wells with Metropolis Ensemble

Emily Wells with Metropolis Ensemble

EMILY WELLS, BROOKLYN-BASED SINGER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, PERFORMS WITH METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE, OPENING FOR LEGENDARY EXPERIMENTAL ROCK BAND TORTOISE

June 22, 2019

Carrot Revolution

Carrot Revolution

A SWEEPING CONCERT FEATURING CELLIST GABRIEL CABEZAS WITH THE RECENTLY GRAMMY-NOMINATED AIZURI QUARTET

May 29, 2019