Wednesday, April 18, 2012. 7:30 pm

The first night of the festival pits two extraordinary quartets: the JACK string quartet, (David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being “among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience,” and NPR listed their performance as one of “The Best New York Alt-Classical Concerts Of 2010″; and Quartet New Generation, a recorder – yes, recorder! – collective, the likes of which you have not heard, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “mind-blowing” and First Prize Winners of the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition. MATA commissions two talented young composers: Huck Hodge, the 2011 Rome Prize winner, to write a new work from the JACK Quartet, and the Shanghai-based Yi Qin to write for QNG. We begin each night of the festival with one part of  Jacob Cooper’s newly-created hypnotic video series, Triptych.

Jacob Cooper, Triptych, I: Commencer Une Autre Mort
Huck Hodge, MATA Commission, JACK
Gordon Beeferman, Passages, QNG
Hugi Gudmunsson, Matins, JACK
Yotam  Haber, New Work for JACK and QNG
Yi Qin, MATA Commission, QNG
Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Atemlos, QNG with handmade electric motors
José Luis Hurtado, L’ardito e quasi strigente gesto, JACK
Oscar Bianchi, Crepuscolo, QNG

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Priority Seating $25
(Front rows of the house and balcony, all other seating is General Admission)
General Admission $20
Students and MATA Alumni $15 (General Admission Only)

(MATA Festival Pass includes VIP seating at all three nights of the festival at Roulette and a pass to the off-site Opening Night Salon at the Paula Cooper Gallery located at 534 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011)