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Friends of MATA

Monday, February 12th, 2018

With the goal of bringing together players from New York’s many and diverse new music ensembles, the Friends of MATA (FOM) was founded in 2016 as the resident ensemble of MATA, making their debut in music of Lula Romero and Helen Papaioannou at the 2016 MATA Festival. With a flexible instrumentation that ranges from duos, to string quartet, to chamber orchestra, they have “triumphed in transporting a fully sensory and imaginative experience” (Seen and Heard International) in works by a veritable United Nations of composers, including composers from Kurdistan, Thailand, Italy, and America.EndFragment 

Stencils and Shadows

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Performing as Friends of MATA, nine of NYC’s top new-music interpreters – including violinist Miranda Cuckson, cellist Mariel Roberts, and pianist Isabelle O’Connell – play works that explore what remains unsaid. Bangkok native Siraseth Pantura-Umporn’s MATA-Commissioned Ripples, inspired by disturbances of water, exposes what lies beneath the surface. Chilean composer Francisco C. Goldschmidt reflects on the loneliness of existence in his mesmerizing …y te pierdes y te hundes…. Foreground and background are engaged through the vibrant absences of the Italian Giovanni Bertelli’s quartet Libro d’Aprile and the shifting shapes and contours of Piano by Krists Auznieks from Latvia.

The Friends of MATA are Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute; Carol McGonnell, clarinet; Leah Asher, Miranda Cuckson, Pauline Kim Harris, violins; Hannah Levinson, viola; Mariel Roberts, cello; Isabelle O’Connell, piano; Carl Bettendorf, conductor

Friday, April 28th
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC
$25

Tickets available here

Francisco C. Goldschmidt (Chile/Germany): …y te pierdes y te hundes… (2013-16), AP
Giovanni Bertelli (Italy/France): Libro d’Aprile (2012), AP
Krists Auznieks (Latvia/USA): Piano  (2015), NYP
Siraseth Pantura-umporn (Thailand): Ripples (2017) MATA Festival Commission