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In Concert: MATA Festival

26th Anniversary Season

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About the Event

For 25 years, MATA has been a home for early-career composers, sound artists, and other music creators. Through their annual festival, artist residencies, and educational initiatives, MATA has fostered the work of hundreds of experimental artists.

MATA returns to its Manhattan roots with four nights in The Loft at Fotografiska New York.

- The opening Concert Features NYC Premiere of GRAMMY®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Composer Adam Schoenberg’s AUTOMATION, Performed by Cellist Yves Dhar with the GRAMMY®-Winning Experiential Orchestra led by James Blachly.

- Night two's concert performances feature the Bergamot String Quartet, as well as MATA Maven Yuma Uesaka (saxophone) and composers Annie Aries Ruefenacht and Christian Quiñones performing their own works.

- Night three's program features MATA Mavens Azalea Twining (voice), Laura Cocks (flute), Dennis Sullivan (percussion), Jennifer Choi (violin) and Titilayo Ayangade (cello) as well as composers Jane Sheldon (voice) and Henryk Golden (speaker).

- Our closing Concert Features Olivier Glissant’s World Premiere Orchestration of Philip Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia, Featuring the Brooklyn Orchestra.

About MATA:

Music at the Anthology (MATA) was founded by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa and has become the world’s most sought-after performance opportunity for adventurous emerging music artists experimenting with composition, multimedia, and collaborative performance art.

MATA presents, supports, and commissions new music by early-career composers at an internationally recognized concert festival each spring in NYC.