Permutations brings strings to C4NM for it’s latest iteration. NYC’s violin/viola duo andPlay and violin/viola/cello trio Chartreuse team up to bring recently commissioned works from living composers.
andPlay is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers. This New York City-based duo of Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola, first played to an eager crowd on Fire Island in the summer of 2012, and has since commissioned and premiered over 20 new works. Recent seasons included performances at the
NUNC!2 Conference at Northwestern University, the New Music Gathering at Peabody Conservatory, and the String Theories festival in New York City, as well as performances at venues including Roulette, The Stone, The DiMenna Center in NYC and The Record Company in Boston, MA.
Highlights of their 2016-2017 season include the premiere of a new work with electronics by David Bird (developed during a 2016 Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency), a Midwestern tour (including performances in Columbus, Ohio through CNX: The Columbus // NYC New Music Exchange, at the Toledo Museum of Art, and workshops at Bowling Green State University), and a performance as guest artists at the 2017 Omaha Under the Radar Festival (Omaha, NE). andPlay was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Concert Artists Guild Victor Emaleh Competition and is the recipient of a 2016 CMA Classical Commissioning grant with composer Ravi Kittappa, made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Chartreuse is violinist Myra Hinrichs (Chicago), violist Carrie Frey (New York City), and cellist Helen Newby (San Francisco). The tricoastal trio aims to take advantage of the distance by pooling the strengths of their chosen cities, commissioning new works from composers across the U.S. and in Norway and collaborating with fellow performers in each of their musical residences on “Chartreuse +/-” projects. The trio has toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, the Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway.
Uniquely devoted to repeat performances and developing the string trio repertoire through adventurous commissions, Chartreuse has premiered works by Kurt Isaacson, Peter Swendsen, Katherine Young, Marek Poliks, Bethany Younge, David Bird, Tyler Futrell, and Aaron Holloway-Nahum, among others. Cleveland Classical described the trio’s performance of Isaacson’s work as “a maelstrom almost tactile in its grittiness.” Their 2017/18 season will feature new works by Leah Asher, Matthew Ricketts, Joan Arnau Pamies, and Daniel Tacke.