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  • 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

    *Alumnus or alumna of the New York String Orchestra Seminar

    Schneider Concerts 2021-2022 Season Announced

    From an abundance of caution and in response to concerns raised by our audience members, we have decided to delay our season start.

    We are pleased to announce that in January 2022, we will resume live, in-person Sunday afternoon performances featuring outstanding emerging chamber artists playing beloved works from the traditional chamber music repertoire and exploring contemporary works written by some of today’s most exciting young composers.

    Subscriptions and single tickets will be available for purchase online beginning October 1, 2021.

    Throughout the 2021-2022 season, we remain committed to you, our audience members, with your safety and confidence our priority.

    If, due to COVID-19, you are unable to attend a concert or we need to reschedule, change venues, or cancel, we will honor requests for refunds or exchanges.

    Visit The New School’s webpage on health and safety to see what we are doing to ensure that The Auditorium at 12th Street will be ready for your return.
    The page is frequently updated to reflect current city, state, federal, and CDC guidance. 

    Notos Piano Quartet

    Sunday, January 30, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission

    Rare NYC appearance by award-winning German ensemble

    Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 (1842)
    Bryce Dressner NYC premiere of new work 
    Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (1856-1861)

    Viano String Quartet

    Sunday, February 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
    Program approximately 2 hours including intermission

    First-Prize Winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition

    Caroline Shaw String Quartet "The Evergreen" (2020)
    Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 5 (1934) 
    Antonín Dvořák String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 (1895)

    Balourdet String Quartet

    Sunday, March 20, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
    Program approximately 2 hours including intermission

    Gold Medal Winner of the 2020 Fischoff Competition

    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 "Sunrise" (1797-1798)
    Claude Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893)
    Nina C. Young String Quartet "Memento Mori" (2013) 
    Johannes Brahms String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 (1873)

    Abeo String Quartet

    Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
    Program approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission

    Silver Medal Winner of the 2019 Fischoff Competition

    Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2 (1793)
    Billy Childs "Awakenings" (2012)
    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826)


    Sunday, May 15, 2022, 2:00 p.m.(EDT)
    Program approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including intermission

    Winner 2019 Chamber Music America Visionary Award and 2019 Grammy Nominee Best Chamber Music Performance

    Vijay Iyer String Quartet "Dig the Say"(2012) 
    "Pavement Pounding Rose": Improvisations on Fats Waller
    "Free Radicals": Improvisations on Ornette Coleman
    "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues": Improvisations on Ida Cox, Tina Turner, Betty Davis, and Alice Coltrane
    “What Is American?” (2016): Improvisation/re-composition of Antonín Dvořák "American" String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (1893)

    The Schneider Concerts Is Committed to Accessibility

    • Accessible seating, large-print programs, and assistive listening devices are available at all live events.
    • Streamed events include captions and voiceover of any information provided only by text on video.
    • Tickets purchased for streamed events include the premiere and the ability to replay the event as many times as desired over the next 30 days.
    • When purchasing your ticket, please make note of any additional accommodations you may require, or contact us at

    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 Sunday afternoon concerts runs from October to April. Please submit the following materials by email to or by mail to New School Concerts, 55 West 13th Street, room 929, 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 request 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 timings.
    • Ensemble biography and website URL.

    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. The 2021-2022 Schneider Concerts Season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.   

  • Purchase Tickets

    Subscriptions & Single Tickets for the 2021-2022 Season
    Tickets and subscriptions will be available for purchase online beginning September 21.

    Subscriptions will also be available for purchase by mail.

    $75: Five-concert subscription (PDF) — download subscription brochure here
    $20: General admission
    $17: Seniors and people with disabilities
    $5: Student standby ticket (full-time students with school ID). Standby tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

    For questions about tickets, call 212.229.5873.

    Early admission is provided for those with special seating needs.

    Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

    Large-print programs and assistive listening devices are available upon request.

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  • Contact Us

    Rohana Elias-Reyes, Director
    New School Concerts
    55 West 13th Street, room 929
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.229.5873
    Fax: 212.229.5306

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