schneider concert series presents shattered glass conductorless chamber orchestra

Repertoire Includes Golijov, Bartok, Pascal Le Boeuf, and Caroline Shaw

Shattered Glass. Photo by Brian Hatton.

NEW YORK, September 17, 2018 – On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. the Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s Mannes School of Music, presents the Shattered Glass Chamber Orchestra in a program of Golijov, Bartok, Pascal LeBoeuf and Caroline Shaw. The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Shattered Glass Chamber Orchestra
Pascal Le Boeuf Transition Behavior (2016)
Caroline Shaw Entr’Acte (2011/2014)
Osvaldo Golijov Last round (1996)
Bela Bartok Divertimento (1939)
Program approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including intermission

In 2012 a group of friends in New York City came together to form a conductorless string ensemble that was truly collaborative and self-operated. Virtuosic and versatile, Shattered Glass has performed repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart to Krzysztof Penderecki and crossover projects with Grammy nominated hip-hop artists. From the concert hall to the salon, Shattered Glass adapts in size to fit the venue and repertoire, transforming from an intimate duo to a full chamber orchestra – at times within a single performance.

In the spirit of collaboration, Shattered Glass members regularly rotate the role of principal player and participate in a democratic system for creating and selecting programs. The result is a fresh and exciting approach to all aspects of performance which has led to a wide array of opportunities: A self-governed Midwest tour, performances at high profile events such as at TEDxEAST, a Carnegie Hall premiere at Zankel Hall in 2013, and a performance in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2014 featuring violin soloist Alexander Markov. Equally active in educational outreach, Shattered Glass has worked with hundreds of young artists at schools and programs in New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan.

Hailed in the New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for more than six decades, The New School’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. The series’ remarkable history that includes the New York debuts of pianist Peter Serkin and the Guarneri, Cleveland, Vermeer, and Johannes String Quartets and TASHI. Artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia were introduced to New York audiences early in their careers. More recently, the series has presented the New York debuts of the Dover, Calidore, Calder and Verona string quartets.

Today, audiences need outstanding, accessible, affordable, and adventurous concerts as much as they did in 1957 when this series was founded.

The 2018-19 Schneider Concerts season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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$ 5.00 standby, students 30 and younger with school ID
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Now in its second century as a dynamic musical center, Mannes School of Music is a standard bearer for innovative artistry, dedicated to developing citizen artists who engage their communities and the world through music. Through its undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, and preparatory programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. As part of The New School’s College of Performing Arts, together with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama, Mannes makes its home on The New School’s Greenwich Village campus in a state-of-the-art facility at the newly renovated Arnhold Hall.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


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