New York Composers Circle


Ensembles

Below are a few of the most recent ensembles who have performed on NYCC sponsored concerts and events. To view videos of the concert performances, click on the provided link in each bio. To view all concert performances and other videos of NYCC, please visit our YouTube Channel by clicking the YouTube button below. To view our photo gallery on Flickr, please click the Photos button below.

The Klang String Quartet

The KLANG STRING QUARTET has brought its unique sound to the stages of NYCC concerts for several seasons. “Klang” meaning “sound” in German, best represents their distinctive blend of musical interests and influences of contemporary and traditional music alike. Members of the quartet have enjoyed stellar careers as soloists, as well as with several other ensembles. With numerous appearances that include national and international chamber music and jazz festivals, they are united in greeting audiences with a resounding Klang! The current iteration of the Klang Quartet is Gregor Kitzis, first violin and founder of the group, Katie Thomas, second violin, Artie Dibble, viola, and Molly Aronson, cello.

View video of the most recent performance HERE.

Colbalt Saxophone Quartet

COBALT QUARTET, comprised of four of the finest saxophonists from the New York metropolitan area, is particularly interested in presenting modern pieces by living composers alongside the very best of the repertoire and lesser-known contemporary works, whether written originally for saxophone or transcribed. They were featured on a concert on October 30, 2019, at the Little Church Around the Corner. The members of the quartet are Raymond Kelly, soprano, Anthony Izzo, alto, Ryan Mantell, tenor, Josh Lang, baritone.

View video of the performance HERE.

Sunderman Wind Quintet

Since 2005, the SUNDERMAN WIND QUINTET has been the resident faculty ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. The quintet is active in presenting concerts, clinics, and symposia, captivating audiences with their rich tone quality and innovative programming. On April 23, 2019, they were featured in a concert at the Little Church Around the Corner. Pictured are Teresa Bowers, flute, Edward Stanley, oboe, Aaron D. Scott, clarinet, Kenneth Bell, French horn, and Ben Greanya, bassoon, with composer Robert Cohen (3rd from left).

View video of the performance HERE.

Trio Namaste

TRIO NAMASTE is proposed as an entity that goes in search of an alternative language to present a very interesting and evolving musical repertoire. The relationship between composers and performers is the basis of the philosophy of Trio Namaste, in order to create a deep synergy between the time of the creation of the composition and its interpretation and performing. Hailing from Perugia, Italy, the Trio has performed on several occasions with the New York Composers Circle, most recently on December 10, 2018 on a program at Marc A. Scorca Hall of the National Opera Center. Members of the trio are Guido Arbonelli and Natalia Benedetti, clarinets, and Michele Fabrizi, piano.

View video of the performance HERE.

C4: The Choral Composer Conductor Collective

C4 is a unique, award-winning chorus directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning not only as a presenting ensemble in its own right but also as an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. It is the first organization of its kind and one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last twenty-five years. On May 15, 2018, the ensemble presented a concert of works by NYCC composers at the Little Church Around the Corner.

View video of the performance HERE.