New Music Concert Series
New Music Concert Series
Each semester students of Delaware County Community College and residents of the Delaware County region have access to concerts featuring the world's top musicians right in their own backyard. The series highlights the expansive musical experience available in the 21st century, presenting virtuosic and cutting edge musicians from around the globe. The College is proud to present the eleventh season of the New Music Concert Series for 2019–2020. Don’t miss these incredible opportunities to explore music in ways you’ve never heard before!
$10 | General Admission
General Admission tickets are also available at the door
FREE | All DCCC Students & Employees (w/ valid DCCC ID)
Student tickets are only available at the door the day of the concert.
For more information and group ticket sales, please call 610-359-5266.
ADA Assistive Listening Devices, Accessible Seating and Parking Available
Spring 2020 Concerts
Thursday, February 6 at 5 p.m.
Sylvia Ahramjian, violin • Ovidiu Marinescu, cello • Anna Kislitsyna, piano
Since making a highly-acclaimed debut at the 1996 edition of the Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Trio Casals has delighted audiences with spectacular virtuosity, engaging enthusiasm and exquisite musical elegance. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, a week-long collaboration with the Nashville Ballet and composer Michael Kurek, appearances in the Triple Concerto by Beethoven with the Helena and Southeastern PA Symphonies, and concerts in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
This concert will feature pieces from the ensemble's latest album MOTO CELESTE. Delaware County Community College Assistant Professor of Music, Richard Belcastro will join the trio on sitar for a piece on the program. Watch a video about MOTO CELESTE here >>
Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m.
Maya Bennardo, violin & Hannah Levinson, viola
andPlay is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers. The “genre-busting” (Midwest Records) New York City-based duo of Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola, first played to an eager crowd on Fire Island in the summer of 2012 and has since commissioned over thirty works. andPlay’s performances have been described as “sheer virtuosity” (Cinemusical), “otherworldly” (New York Music Daily) and “an awful lot of fun for people who gravitate towards stark, edgy harmonies and textures” (Lucid Culture).
This performance will feature works by composers from three regional higher education institutions – Ingrid Arauco of Haverford College, Richard C. Brodhead of Temple University, and Suzanne Sorkin of St. Joseph's University. Learn More »
Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m.
icarus Quartet • Piano & Percussion
Larry Weng, Yevgeny Yontov, Matt Keown and Jeff Stern
Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano/half percussion icarus Quartet dares to fly towards the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. Following their Carnegie Hall debut, composer Paul Lansky simply remarked, “This is music making of the highest order.”
Passionate about educating and engaging with the next generation of musicians, iQ often works in school and university settings. They have given classes and coachings on chamber music, as well as composition seminars on writing for their instruments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bridgeport University, Bowling Green State University, Yale College, and Wright State University, in addition to presentations for elementary and Pre-K students.
Larry Weng, Yevgeny Yontov, Matt Keown, and Jeff Stern are all celebrated soloists in their own rights, and together they have found a special chemistry and inimitable joy playing chamber music. They are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new music, but what distinguishes their approach to contemporary music is a strong training and background in the classical genre. icarus Quartet is committed to performing new works with a studied and convincing interpretation that mirrors the validity of works with performance practices developed over centuries. Learn More »