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Jan 17 in NYC - Showcase Concerts ft. violinist Kristin Lee, Telegraph Quartet, and ACME

Attendees of the 2020 APAP, CMA, and ISPA conferences in NYC are invited to two Jensen Artists Showcase Concerts:

Kristin Lee, violin & Jeremy Jordan, piano Telegraph Quartet

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:30am Tarisio, 244 W 54th St 11th Floor, New York, NY RSVP required:, 646*536*7864 x4 Complimentary coffee and donuts will be served.

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

The Music of Gavin Bryars

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8pm Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, New York, NY RSVP required:, 646*536*7864 x4

On Friday, January 17th, 10:30am at Tarisio in NYC, violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Jeremy Jordan will perform works from their program Americana, which celebrates the diversity of 20th-century American music, from ragtime to today. As a foreign-born citizen of America, Kristin was compelled to select this repertoire to express her pride of the country she now calls her own. RSVP required:, 646*536*7864 x4

Violinist Kristin Lee is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions. “Her technique is flawless, and she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity,” writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Strad reports, “She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion that separates the run-of-the-mill instrumentalists from true artists.”

A member of the Young Steinway Artists roster and critically acclaimed, “a clear technical virtuoso”, “a rare talent”, “a true Wunderkind”, pianist and native Chicagoan Jeremy Jordan burst on the music scene at age 9 playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a live televised performance, followed by appearances on the acclaimed radio program From The Top and From The Top: Live from Carnegie Hall performing Liszt. He has twice again appeared at Carnegie Hall playing Chopin, Liszt, and Wagner.

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On Friday, January 17th, 10:30am at Tarisio in NYC, Telegraph Quartet will perform selections by Mendelssohn and Weinberg, as well as Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet. RSVP required:, 646*536*7864 x4

Schulhoff’s work is featured on Telegraph’s program offering, War and Peace, which highlights how 20th-century composers were affected by the cataclysmic events of World War II. The program compels us to examine these composers within the context of this devastating world event, to see how art can be affected by war, and possibly influence our perspective of it.

The Telegraph Quartet formed in 2013 with an equal passion for the standard chamber music repertoire and contemporary, non-standard works alike. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as " incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape" and "powerfully adept... with a combination of brilliance and subtlety," the Telegraph Quartet was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

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On Friday, January 17th, 8pm at the Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC, American Contemporary Music Ensemble will mark its 15th anniversary with a program featuring two unique works of minimalism by English composer Gavin Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic and String Quartet No. 1, "Between the National and the Bristol." RSVP required:, 646*536*7864 x4

Over the past 15 years, led by cellist and artistic director Clarice Jensen, ACME has risen to the highest ranks of American new music through a mix of meticulous musicianship, artistic vision, engaging collaborations, and unwavering standards in every regard. ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the "virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers." This spring, ACME is celebrating its 15th anniversary with three concerts at the Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC.

In 2020 and 2021, ACME offers two programs of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s spellbinding music: his monumental Drone Mass for string quartet, electronics, and vocal ensemble; and a program of his chamber music for string quintet, piano, electronics, and small percussion.

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