• Outstanding young artists from the United States and abroad join the ranks of the illustrious musicians who performed in the series early in their careers — artists including Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Guarneri String Quartet.

    Alexander Schneider, founder and music director (1957–1993)

    Music advisors: John Dalley, Pamela Frank,* Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin,* Anthony McGill,* Kurt Muroki,* Tara O'Connor, Arnold Steinhardt 

    Advisory committee members: Mark Epstein, Fiona Fein, Elisabeth Lorin, Frank Salomon, Linda Strommen,* Jani Tree, Helen Wright

    *Alumna or alumnus of the New York String Orchestra Seminar

    All concerts take place at The New School's Auditorium, located at 66 West 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).

    Subscriptions are on sale now — download the form with the link to the right. Single tickets can be purchased online beginning in mid-August 2017.

    Schneider Concerts
    2018-19 Season

    Shattered Glass Chamber Orchestra

    Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. 
    Program approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including intermission

    Collaborative, conductorless, versatile and virtuosic chamber orchestra

    Pascal Le Boeuf Transition Behavior (2016) 
    Caroline Shaw Entr'Acte (2011/2014) 
    Osvaldo Golijov Last Round (1996)
    Béla Bartók Divertimento (1939)

    WindSync Wind Quintet

    Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. 
    Program approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission

    This prize-winning Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire, with the goal of increasing accessibility and the cultural significance of wind chamber music.

    Garrett Hudson, flute
    Emily Tsai, oboe
    Julian Hernandez, clarinet
    Kara LaMoure, bassoon
    Anni Hochhalter, horn

    Miguel Del Aguila Quintet No. 2 for Winds (1994)
    Antone Reicha Quintet in E flat major, Op. 88 No. 2 (1818)
    Alberto Ginastera Three Argentinian Dances (1937)
    Dietrerich Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161(c. 1690) 
    John Steinmetz What’s Going On (2018) – New York premiere 

    Callisto String Quartet - New York debut

    Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
    Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission

    2018 Grand Prize Winner Fischoff Chamber Music Competition

    Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violin 
    Eva Kennedy, viola; Hannah Mose, cello

    Franz Schubert String Quartet in C Minor, D 703 (1820)
    Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 6 (1939) 
    Francisco Coll Cantos (2017) - New York premiere
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 (1806) 

    Maxwell String Quartet - U.S. debut

    Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
    Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission

    Winner of First Prize and Audience Prize at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017; hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by the Scottish Herald and praised for "superb storytelling by four great communicators" by the Strad Magazine

    Colin Scobie and George Smith, violin
    Elliott Perks, viola; Duncan Strachan, cello

    Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op. 71, No. 3 (1793) 
    James MacMillan Memento (1994)
    Anna Meredith A Short Tribute to Teenage Fanclub (2013) - U.S. premiere
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (1826)
    Traditional Scottish tunes arranged for string quartet

    Ariel String Quartet

    Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
    Program approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission

    "...blazing, larger-than-life performance…” – Washington Post

    Alexandra Kozovsky and Gershon Gerchikov, violin 
    Jan Gruning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet No. 23 in F major, K. 590 (1790)
    John Harbison Quartet No. 6 (2016)
    Felix Mendelssohn Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1 (1838)

    Busch Piano Trio

    Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 p.m. 
    Program approximately 2 hours, including intermission

    " ...effortless musicianship and unity of thought and attack" - London Times

    Omri Epstein, piano
    Mathieu van Bellen, violin
    Ori Epstein, cello

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio G Major, KV 564 (1788)
    Mark-Anthony Turnage I. Slow Pavane (2004-05) II. Fast Stomp (2004) III. Short Procession (2003)
    Johannes Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854)

    Programs subject to change without notice

    Contact Us

    New School Concerts 
    55 West 13th Street, room 929 
    New York, NY 10011 
    Fax: 212.229.5306 

    Information for Ensembles Interested in Appearing in the Series

    The Schneider Concerts focuses on presenting outstanding emerging chamber ensembles. If you would like us to consider your ensemble for an upcoming series, please note that our season of six to seven Sunday afternoon concerts runs from October to April. Please submit the following materials by email to nsc@newschool.edu or by mail to New School Concerts, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011:

    • Downloadable recordings (or a CD if you choose to mail your materials) of three to four complete works; please include Classical or Romantic repertoire for at least two of the works. We do welcome submissions of contemporary and modern works for the remainder.
    • Repertoire proposals for the upcoming season. Please give us at least a few options and include timing.
    • Ensemble biography

    Please make sure that all components of your submission are clearly labeled with your ensemble's name and that you have included contact information with your submission.

    NOTE: We cannot engage you if are not an American citizen or do not have the appropriate work visa.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts, this series was renamed the Schneider Concerts in 1993 in honor of founding artistic director Alexander Schneider. Its mission is to provide exposure for outstanding emerging professional chamber artists and to present high-quality chamber music performances at modest ticket prices to ensure access for all New Yorkers.


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    $56: four-concert subscription

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    $18: General Admission
    $16: Senior Admission
    $5: Student Standby Tickets (ages 30 and under with school ID) - standby tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

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