SIREN Baroque is an all-female early music ensemble from New York City.
Presenting passionate and historically informed performances on authentic instruments throughout the States and overseas,
the women of SIREN are committed to infusing spirited historical accuracy with a tinge of modern dynamism.
Always aspiring to beguile audiences with unusual and beautiful sounds,
the group commissions new works for historical instruments from contemporary composers,
as well as performing both classic and rarely-heard masterworks from the baroque era.
Critics praise SIREN Baroque’s “unusual freshness” (Seen and Heard International) and “secure and stylish” playing (New York Times).
New York’s Gotham Early Music Scene wrote after a recent concert,
“Like Odysseus, you should lash yourself to the mast before listening to this performance by SIREN Baroque; it is irresistible.”
Highlights of the 2015 season have included performances at St. John’s and Rutgers Universities, the Bartow Pell Mansion Museum,
and the Gotham Early Music Scene’s Midtown Concert Series.
SIREN’s debut album, Siren Songs, presents diverse trio sonatas and vocal works by female composers of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
DUO with DERIN ÖGE
Pianist Derin Öge and cellist Anneke Schaul-Yoder perform eclectic and piquant programs
of chamber music for piano and cello (and more).
Recent concerts have included sonatas by:
at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn
As well as a collaboration with flutist Alice Jones
for an all-Martinu program
at the CUNY Graduate Center’s acclaimed recital hall.
The concept of elegant dissonance sets the direction for this play-anywhere chamber group of
trumpet, cello, and piano, led by trumpeter and composer Jordan McLean.
The Trio orchestrates and improvises on art songs from all genres and eras,
with performances at such venues as Barbès, the Cornelia Street Café, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Nicholas Roerich Museum.
Piano Music & Song Trio’s album, Despite and Still, from System Dialing Records,
includes original music as well as songs of Barber, Mompou, and Ornette Coleman.
At BalletNext the search for innovation trumps convention.
In 2011, Michele Wiles, one of New York’s most acclaimed dancers founded the company with the vision to provide a platform
for leading dancers, choreographers, and musicians.
As a result, new work is produced and performed in an environment
that promotes experimentation, creative problem solving,
and a focus on process.
Founded in 2008 in New York City,
Morningside Opera is an artists’ collective incorporating singers, musicians, directors, and designers.
We are dedicated to challenging the boundaries of the genre through accessible performances of operas old, new, and somewhere in between – we do original mash-ups of operatic music into new stories, theatrical stagings of non-dramatic works,
and transformative adaptations of perennial favorites.
Unique among small opera companies in the region,
Morningside Opera has a strong scholarly focus, curating educational programs and workshops that feature leading scholars and practitioners.
Through our performances and educational programming alike,
our mission is to spark fresh and provocative dialogues about the future of opera, between new and traditional audiences.
Skid Rococo was established in 2013 from a group of performers
who wanted to explore the rarely-heard music of the late Rococo (18th-century).
The witty, derelict, and touching songs and stories of Sweden's Carl Michael Bellman were the original inspiration,
but the delightful brunettes of libertine France add to the fun.
Skid Rococo entertains audiences with a visceral, comic, and theatrical approach -- often using costumes and storytelling.
Anthology Strings is a collective of string players
who are available for weddings and other events.
Our vast library of classical and contemporary string music
allows us to accommodate any musical request.
The Queens Consort is a professional early music instrument ensemble in New York City.
While they sometimes perform in the borough of Manhattan, they consider themselves the first period instrument ensemble based in Queens,
and have perform regularly to sold-out audiences at the beautiful St. Mark's Church in Jackson Heights.
The group plays on period instruments and in baroque style.
While The Queens Consort performs a wide variety of repertoire spanning many countries and time periods,
they have a particular fondness for music of the Venetian baroque.