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During the early autumn days of 1980, a remarkable group of musicians came together to perform the first North/South Chamber Orchestra concert. While much has changed in 38 years, the musical values cherished in those early days—flexibility, intimacy, commitment to the community, and consummate artistry—continue to propel this amazing ensemble.
In a culture overwhelmed by mere entertainment, the imposing breadth of North/South events celebrates the astonishing spectrum of creative voices among us while upholding an all-too-rare commitment to artistic innovation.
are peppered with lively commentary designed to enhance your listening experience. Performed by superb vocalists and musicians, our inventive programs showcase music by three generations of composers hailing from throughout the Americas and the world. Often new to New York, their refreshingly accessible music never fails to stimulate, challenge and excite.
The ever-expanding North/South Recordings catalogue
embodies a substantial musical legacy. Featuring expert performances of today's repertoire these compact discs offer scholars an invaluable window into the musical world of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Available for streaming and sale through your favorite retail outlet, these albums bring the music of composers we champion to an international audience and the convenience of your home.
The thoughtfulness of friends and patrons has allowed us to bring the best in contemporary music to New York City audiences. Your charitable tax-deductible
will empower us to keep supporting creativity and innovation. Your generous gift will help us proceed vigorously into the next 39 years of musical discovery.
Take note of the virtuosic North/South Chamber Orchestra. Be present at its events. Let yourself be swayed by the allure, drama and energy of today's music.
Max Lifchitz, Founder & Director
News and Updates:
2019 Winter/Spring Concert Season Continues February 10!
North/South will sponsor two free-admission events to coincide with the Composers Now Festival
taking place during February.
On Sunday evening February 10
pianist Max Lifchitz
will perform brief works by composers from the Americas inspired by Liszt's prophetic Bagatelle Without Tonality
. This event will start at 7 PM
and will take place at the Placido Domingo Hall of the National Opera Center in Midtown Manhattan. It will be broadcast live @ www.youtube.com/user/NatOperaCenterLIVE
On Sunday February 17
the North/South Chamber Orchestra will perform new works by Peter Aviss, Mikhail Johnson, Edna Longoria
and Hilary Tann
. Vocalists Karen Coker-Merrit, Jeremy Huw Williams
and violist Rita Porfiris
will appear as soloists. This free-admission event will start at 3 PM
and will be held at the beautiful auditorium of Christ and St Stephen's Church on Manhattan's West Side.
Edna Alejandra Longoria
for our 2018–19 FREE concert schedule, held at the acoustically excellent
Christ and St. Stephen's Church on New York City's Upper West Side as well as other events around town.
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Our current catalog
is now available for streaming and download
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. CD's are also available for purchase through Amazon, iTunes, Spotify or your favorite retailer. Please feel free to peruse our 60+ titles. Registered users can write
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Call for Scores!
North/South Consonance's Call for Scores is an annual search for new works from
around the world for performance and release on CD.
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2018–19
Ruth Crawford Seeger
Ssu Yu Huang
John David Little
Odaline de la Martinez
Manuel de Sumaya
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North/South Consonance, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization devoted
to the performance, promotion and recording of music by composers from our time.
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