2024 Composers Now Festival

The 2024 Composers Now Festival will run throughout the month of February, 2024, with performances across New York City. You can find a full listing of events, as well as more info on the January 31 Opening Event at National Sawdust, below.

We welcome events that:

Take place during the month of February 2024
Take place in or near any of the five boroughs of New York City
Include one or more living composers in attendance

REGISTER FOR THE 2024 FESTIVAL

Wednesday, January 31
7:30pm

2024 Festival Opening Event

National Sawdust
80 North 6th St, Brooklyn

Hosted by Tania León, featuring the 2024 Visionary Awards, Dwight Andrews, Philip Glass and Libby Larsen.

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2024 Composers Now Festival

February 1, 2024

8:30pm

TRIO: BREW

Presented by Arts for Art, OUT MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Theater For the New City
155 1st Ave. New York, NY 10003
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 1, 2024

7:30pm

Caleb Wheeler Curtis Trio

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 2, 2024

7pm

Love Notes - Voice Faculty Song Recital

Presented by Bloomingdale School of Music, with original compositions by Ongama Mhlontlo.

David Greer Recital Hall, Bloomingdale School of Music
323 W 108th St, New York, NY 10025
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 2, 2024

7:30pm

Fima Ephron and the First Light Band

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 2, 2024

7pm

Third Street Live Sounds

Presented by The Harlem Chamber Players.

Third Street Music Settlement, Anna Maria Kellen Concert Hall
235 E 11th StNew York, NY 10003
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 3, 2024

6:30 pm

Violins & Poems 'War'

Presented by Composers Concordance presents.
Violinists & Poets meet to explore the subject of 'War'

The Delancey
168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 3, 2024

Alvin Singleton's Argoru I-IX

Presented by The Julliard School.

Chelsea Factory
547 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 3, 2024

7:30pm

Anthony Tidd's SANITY

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 4, 2024

7pm

After Vivaldi

Presented by North/South Consonance

Christ & St Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th St, New York, NY 10023
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 4, 2024

2pm

Sō Percussion Concert

Forum, Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton University
136 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 4, 2024

7pm

Deep Listening(Kevin Kenkel, Michael Beharie, and Molto Ohm)

Deep Listening at The Parkside Lounge: a night of live electronic performances by Kevin Kenkel, Michael Beharie, and Molto Ohm with special guest Taja Cheek. Enjoy experimental instrumentations, psychedelic resonances, and cosmic sonic explorations.

The Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 4, 2024

11am

Joe Lovano + The Overlook: Douglas Cuomo's "Seven Limbs"

Presented by Gather NYC. The Overlook returns to GatherNYC to present Douglas J Cuomo’s meditative and ecstatic work “Seven Limbs” for string quartet and improvised saxophone with the legendary, Grammy-winning Joe Lovano.

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 4, 2024

3pm

NY Phil Ensemble

Ensembles of Philharmonic musicians perform in intimate Merkin Hall. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra and experience the passion and personality of the performers with a program that includes works by Mozart, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Brahms.

Merkin Hall
129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 7, 2024

7:30pm

Bergamot Quartet Extended featuring Erika Dohi

Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irène Han, cello. Founded at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore in 2016, Bergamot Quartet is based in New York City and was the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Mannes School of Music for 2020-2022.

Sisters
900 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 8, 2024

6pm

Macabea: Workshop Performance

Macabéa is an opera by Suzanne Farrin based on the novel The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector. It is an electro-sonic operatic experience with film and music that examines the cultural, psychological, and spiritual manifestations of poverty and power.

Elebash Recital Hall
365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 8, 2024

7:30pm

Sonya Belaya: Nalichniki

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 9, 2024

7:30pm

Low Key' #31 Chamber Concert Series

Presented by Composers Concordance.

The Sky Vault
20 Pine Street, New York, NY 10005
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 9, 2024

8:30pm

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

The Iridium
1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 9, 2024

7:30pm

Nicola Caminiti: The Intemperance of Human Feelings

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 10, 2024

6pm

FantAsia!

Presented by INTERWOVEN. A concert program and event celebrating the composition of Asian folklore-inspired works on the night of the Lunar New Year 2024.

Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Ave, New York, NY 10040
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 9-12, 2024

Titanic: the musical

Presented by NYU Steinhardt Program in Vocal Performance. Titanic , the epic musical by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone, features romance, adventure, and intrigue on a grand scale. Directed by original Broadway cast member and adjunct faculty member Ted Sperling, TITANIC is the first full musical theater production in the new Iris Cantor Theatre, showcasing the state-of-the-art capabilities of the venue.

Iris Cantor Theatre
38 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 10, 2024

7:30pm

Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 9 & 10, 2024

6pm

ETHEL & Friends Series at The Met

ETHEL and Friends is a music series lovingly programmed for “Date Night” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall Balcony Cafe on the 2nd Floor, by the resident ensemble, ETHEL. “Date Night” Artists perform 3 sets on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 - 8:30 PM.

The Met Fifth Avenue - Great Hall Balcony Cafe
1000 5th Ave. New York, NY, 10028
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 10, 2024

7pm

A Night of Jazz In Tribeca

2024 Composers Now Festival

February 11, 2024

7pm

The Orders & In4mation

Presented by Composers Concordance.

Silvana Harlem
300 West 116th St, New York, NY 10026
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 11, 2024

7pm

Austin Wulliman: The News From Utopia

Presented by JACK Quartet.

The News From Utopia is the title of violinist Austin Wulliman‘s debut release as composer. This concert presents and celebrates the premiere of several works by Wulliman, including the breaking News.

Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 11, 2024

4pm

Composers Interviewing Composers

Mosaic Composers Collective

Presented by In Transit: Changing NY & Miolina

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street New York, NY 10011
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 12, 2024

8pm

Piano Crosscurrents

Presented by North/South Consonance.

National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (7th FL), New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 14, 2024

"Lunch Music Cafe"

Presented by Perennial Muse.

Park Slope Center for Successful Aging
463A 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 14, 2024

7:30pm

Anthony Hervey Quintet - Valentine's Day Celebration

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 15, 2024

8pm

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante

Presented by World Music Institute.

LPR
158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 15, 2024

6:30pm

16th Annual Black History Month Celebration

Presented by The Harlem Chamber Players.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY, 10037
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 15, 2024

7:30pm

Roy Hargrove Big Band

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 15, 2024

8pm

NYU Orchestra Honors Black History Month

Iris Cantor Theatre
36 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 15, 2024

7 pm

IMPACT

IMPACT - Stefania de Kenessey

Composers Now YouTube Channel
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 16, 2024

7pm

"of Love."

Presented by Death of Classical. Violinist, visionary, and DoC veteran Curtis Stewart celebrates Valentine’s Day in the Crypt, with his Grammy-nominated program of Love.

Church of the Intercession
550 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 17, 2024

7pm

Memory Palace Ensemble

Presented by Composers Concordance.

Gallery MC
549 W 52nd St, NY, New York 10019
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 16 & 17, 2024

7:30pm

Composers Interviewing Composers

VOX

Presented by New Chamer Ballet.

James and Martha Duffy Performance Space at Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette AveBrooklyn, NY 11217
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 16 & 17

Angelica Sanchez 'The Brilla Suite'

Presented by The Jazz Gallery Fellowship Commission 2023.

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 18, 2024

11am

Duo Kayo

Presented by Gather NYC. Duo Kayo is the dynamic pairing of violist Edwin Kaplan and cellist Titilayo Ayangade, both star chamber musicians and veterans of esteemed string quartets (the Tesla and Thalea Quartets, respectively). The duo is on a mission to become a vessel for new and exciting music, which they have already shared with audiences across the country, as well as closer to home at Lincoln Center. Their expressive, richly harmonic programs creatively blend the classical with the contemporary.

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 18, 2024

8pm

Tutte le Corde

Presented by NYU Steinhardt.

NYU Black Box Theater
82 Washington Square E, New York, NY 10003
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 21, 2024

7:30pm

Ingrid Laubrock’s Lilith

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 21, 2024

7 pm

Winter Composers Concert

Conservatory of Music composers present their new acoustic and electroacoustic works.

Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, Don Buchwald Theater
2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 22, 2024

7:30pm

Low Key' #32 Chamber Concert Series

The Sky Vault
20 Pine Street, New York, NY 10005
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 22, 2024

7:30pm

Recabarren / Menares / Vazquez 'Familia' album release

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 23, 2024

8pm

Shan Sui/Mountain Water

Presented by North/South Consonance.

DiMenna Center
450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 24, 2024

Composers Interviewing Composers

Dan Blake and Robert Dick

2B&2C
9 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 23 & 24, 2024

7:30pm

David Virelles

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 24, 2024

7pm

Tango Prism

Presented by Composers Concordance.

Steel Wig Music
939 8th Ave. Suite 502. New York, NY 10019
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 24, 2024

7pm

Celebrating Aaron Jay Kernis

Presented by Keyed Up Music Project.
Melissa Fogarty, soprano
Marc Peloquin, piano

National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (7th FL), New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 24, 2024

4pm

Black History Month Concert

Presented by The Harlem Chamber Players.

Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 25, 2024

7:30pm

Alkemie And Guest Artist Amanda Gookin: A Worthy Mirror

“A Worthy Mirror” project represents a time-traveling dialogue with the 12th-century trobairitz—the feminine counterpart of the poet-composers known as troubadours.Together with guest artist Amanda Gookin of Forward Music Project, we are commissioning eleven female and non-binary composers to respond to and converse with the 36 extant trobairitz texts (of which we only have music for one).

National Sawdust
80 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 25, 2024

7:30pm

Sound Liberation Trio

Presented by Composers Concordance.

Nublu
151 Ave C, New York, NY 10009
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 25, 2024

8pm

Joan Tower at 85!

Da Capo Chamber Players honor on of their founding members, eminent composer, and Da Capo’s pianist for their first 15 years!

Tenri Cultural Institute
3A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 25, 2024

7:30pm

The Trio - Threadgill/Iyer/Prieto

Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer, and Dafnis Prieto form a groundbreaking musical trio that defies genre boundaries and electrifies audiences worldwide.

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor), New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 26, 2024

7:30pm

Tomas Fujiwara's 7 Poets Trio & The Tomeka Reid Quartet

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 28, 2024

7:30pm

Idris Frederick

This show is a journey through time and space as we perform for you a collection of music composed by Idris Frederick. Idris’s music has been described as ethereal, heavy hitting, extremely funky, and infectious. We hope to bring you a performance that not only will keep you on the edge of your seat but will also leave you with a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you through the power of music.

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor), New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 28, 2024

8pm

Bakithi Kumalo

Presented by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-4 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11432
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 29, 2024

8:30pm

Alyssa Regent: "Mors osculi" Premiere

Presented by Americas Society/ Council of the Americas.

Americas Society
680 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 29, 2024

7:30pm

The Choir Invisible

The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway (5th floor) New York, NY 10001
2024 Composers Now Festival

February 29, 2024

7 pm

IMPACT

IMPACT - Sol León

Composers Now YouTube Channel

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