New Music Festival: Cassatt String Quartet, Ben Kono Group, Lincoln Trio, Donny McCaslin Group, SYBARITE5, Don Byron Quartet,

June 15, 2015 | 4:30 pm | W 41st St and 6th Ave | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Six of the city’s most talented classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Cassatt String Quartet
Award-winning and known for lively, flawless performances worldwide, equally adept with classical and contemporary music.www.cassattquartet.com

Commission: To Mourn, To Dance (2013) by Daniel Strong Godfrey

Ben Kono Group
Thoughtful jazz compositions, lush orchestrations, and edgy improvisations from this pioneering voice on multiple woodwinds.www.benkono.com

Commission: Don’t Blink (2013) by Ben Kono

Lincoln Trio
Forging new paths in contemporary classical music with energetic performances and a supreme clarity of expression.www.lincolntrio.com

Commission: Arc of Fire (2013) by Laura Schwendinger

Donny McCaslin Group
A visionary and 2015 Grammy-nominated saxophonist stunningly merges jazz with rich polyphonic funk. www.donnymccaslin.com

Commission: In Pursuit (2005) by Donny McCaslin

SYBARITE5
Talented, diverse musicians engage the senses and redefine rules, changing perceptions of chamber music performance.www.Sybarite5.org

Commission: Revolve (2014) by Andy Akiho

Don Byron Quartet
The extraordinarily creative saxophonist/composer explores widely divergent traditions with restless virtuosity. www.donbyron.com

Commission: A Suite for Lester Young (2006) by Don Byron

About New Music in Bryant Park
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

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