From New Amsterdam Records: NOW Ensemble and Chiara String Quartet

News From New Amsterdam Records

“We’re excited to announce that two new records – NOW Ensemble’s sophomore album Awake and Chiara String Quartet’s debut album Jefferson Friedman: Quartets (features remixes by Matmos) – are officially out as of today…The records will be celebrated with a dual-release show on Friday, May 6th at Le Poisson Rouge.

NOW Ensemble

NOW Ensemble Awake
New Amsterdam Records

About NOW Ensemble:
“NOW Ensemble is a dynamic young group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With our unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, NOW Ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with a blend of musical influences that reflects the diverse backgrounds and listening experiences of our members. We play in concert halls and art museums, rock clubs and jazz venues, for large audiences and for intimate gatherings, acoustic and plugged in. Above all, we strive for performances that are as lively and engaging as they are rigorous and technically sophisticated.”

Chiara String Quartet

Chiara String Quartet Jefferson Friedman: Quartets

About Chiara:
“Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating thoroughly insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Julie Hye-Yung Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) captivates and enthralls its audiences throughout the country. During 2010-2011, the Chiara is celebrating its tenth anniversary season. Over its first decade, the Chiara has established itself as among America’s most respected ensembles, lauded for its “highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing” (The Boston Globe).”

Both albums are now available on our site and at all major online retailers