Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 PM @ St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, NYC

With Dan Barrett (cello), Conor Hanick (Piano), Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Natalie Kress (Violin), Anna Tsukervanik (Violin) and Chelsea Wimmer (Viola)

The new music ensemble International Street Cannibal, led by cellist/composer Dan Barrett, presents a concert that will center on Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10, including compositions that were key to Schoenberg’s growth, and later ones effected by this revolutionary work. Composed in 1908 at a time of severe personal crisis (the affair of Schoenberg’s wife with Viennese painter Richard Gerstl), this string quartet is pivotal in the composer’s oeuvre, marking the beginnings of a shift towards atonality that would have a profound impact on the evolution of modern music. Radiating through time zones and geography, the program will feature compositions by Schoenberg’s mentors and influential figures of the canon (Zemlinsky, Brahms and Schubert), students (Berg, Webern and Korngold) and students of students (Schnittke and Arvo Pärt) – mapping a rich web of influences and effluences.

Air Schoenberg: Connecting Flights will take place at St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, located at 131 East 10th Street, New York City on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at door only: $20/$12 for Students and Seniors.


Arvo Pärt: Fratres (1977)
Anna Tsukervanik (Violin), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Irmelin Rose und andere Gesänge Op.7 #2, "Entbietung" (1998-99)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Anton Webern: 5 songs from Der siebente Ring, Op. 3 (text: Stefan George) (1907-08)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Johannes Brahms: Funf Lieder Op. 47, "Botschaft" (text: G. F. Daumer) (1858-68)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Alban Berg: Sieben Frühe Lieder #3, "Nachtigall" (text: Theodor Storm) (1907)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Arnold Schoenberg: String Quartet in F# Minor, No. 2, Op. 10 (1908)


Sehr rasch

"Litanei", langsam

Entrückung", sehr langsam

Dan Barrett (cello), Natalie Kress (Violin), Anna Tsukervanik (Violin) and Chelsea Wimmer (Viola)

Alban Berg: Settings of T. Storm's Schliesse mir die Augen beide (1908; 1926)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold:Op 38, #1, "Glückwunsch" (text: Richard Dehmel) (1940-47)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Arnold Schoenberg: Sechs Kleine Stucke (1913)
Conor Hanick (piano)

Arnold Schoenberg: Vier Lieder Op. 2, "Erhebung" (text: Richard Dehmel) (1899)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Alfred Schnittke: Silent Night (1978)
Anna Tsukervanik (Violin), Conor Hanick (Piano)

Franz Schubert: Erlkönig (text: Goethe) (1815)
Ariadne Greif (Soprano), Conor Hanick (Piano)

With Tyler Learned, Stage Manager

Bios: Dan Barrett (Cello) is Director of the ISC (International Street Cannibals). Solo credits include Radio France Festival Présences (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), The Gulbenkian Festival (Lisbon), Accademia d'Estate Internatiozionale (Lucca, Italy), Alvin Ailey Dance Company and WQXR, as well as recorded works by Iannis Xenakis (Mode and Vanderberg labels). More solo work can be heard on PBS, in such documentaries as “The Great Depression,” Ric Burns' "The Way West", "Andy Warhol", "The History of New York" and "Death and The Civil War,” in numerous HBO and ESPN documentary features, as well as on the BBC America series, "Copper", on which his playing was prominently featured. Other credits include onstage cellist in James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway, with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, principal cellist in the STX Ensemble (Xenakis USA), Strathmere Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Grand Opera and the SEM Ensemble, and appearances with the NYC Opera, the American Ballet Theater and the Sirius Quartet. His compositions have been performed by The Absolute Ensemble, The Absolute Chamber Players, Composer's Concordance, Mountain Stage, the ISC, The West Virginia Symphony, NY Mandolin Orchestra and the North/South Consonance. He has recorded extensively for Windham-Hill, Shanachie, RCA and Mode record labels.

Ariadne Greif began her opera career as a ‘boy’ soprano in Los Angeles and at the LA Opera, eventually making an adult debut singing Lutoslawski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra. She starred in roles ranging from Therese/Tirésias in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias at the Aldeburgh Festival, to Sappho in Atthis by Georg Friedrich Haas, which The New York Times called “a solo high-wire act for Ms. Greif,” “a vehicle for Ms. Greif’s raw, no-holds-barred performance,” and “one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic performances in recent times.” This season and last season include Carmina Burana, La Bohème, The Magic Flute, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, MozartRequiem, Mozart Vespers K.321 and Babbit’s A Solo Requiem; concerts of chamber music in New York City (Weill Hall and Le Poisson Rouge), across the US, Canada, Finland and the Middle East; and appearances with Lukas Ligeti, Contemporaneous, Metropolis Ensemble, Gabriel Kahane, SHUFFLE Concert, The Knights and members of The Orlando Philharmonic. Greif created a twenty-composer commissioning project of her own, called Dreams & Nightmares, and her most recent project was the role of Adina in The Elixir of Love with The Orlando Philharmonic.

Pianist Conor Hanick’s wide-ranging musical abilities and diverse artistic interests have led to acclaimed solo and chamber performances around the world. In programs ranging from the early Baroque to the newly written, Hanick has collaborated with some of the world’s leading ensembles and conductors, including Pierre Boulez, David Robertson and James Levine. He has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and in virtually every prominent arts venue in New York City. Season highlights include the premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Piano Concerto with Carlos Izcaray and the Alabama Symphony; György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with Alan Gilbert for the NYPhil Biennial; and performances with the Talea Ensemble, ICE, The Knights and Chatter. In addition, Conor continues his partnership with cellist Jay Campbell, giving recitals in Seattle, San Francisco, Indianapolis and New York, featuring premiere performances of works written for them by Eric Wubbels, David Hertzberg and David Fulmer. He will appear in the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series, performing solo music of Pierre Boulez. A recent finalist for the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, Hanick is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Juilliard School, where he received his Masters and Doctorate degrees studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio. He is a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, produces radio for New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, and resides in Brooklyn, New York. Conor Hanick is a Yamaha Artist.

Violinist Natalie Kress is currently artistic director of Three Village Chamber Players, which presents classical concerts at numerous venues throughout New York State, and provides educational outreach performances. She is a recipient of the 2012 Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center, and The Edith Salvo Prize from Stony Brook University (where she underwent studies with Soovin Kim). Also a baroque violinist, she has performed with members of the Handel and Haydn Society. She has studied with Beth Wenstrom, Robert Mealy and Aisslinn Nosky.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Anna Tsukervanik started her studies at the Uspensky Specialist Music School. Her first solo performance was at the age of 8. At 14, she took first prize in the Glazunov International Violin Competition in Paris. She is the Grand-Prix winner of the International Violin Competition held in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). In 2009 Tsukervanik performed with the Gunma Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival in Tokyo, and in concert series with the Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg (Germany), conducted by Claus-Peter Modest, held in Bukhara (Uzbekistan). In 2013 she performed a debut recital in New York City at the Lyric Chamber Music Society. Tsukervanik has served as Concertmaster of the Lynn University Philharmonia in Boca Raton, FL, and worked and performed with such distinguished artists as Ilya Kaler, Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, Mark Jackobs, Yael Weiss and Ralph Kirshbaum. She studied at the State Conservatoire of Uzbekistan. Currently, Anna is studying with Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet for her Doctoral Degree in Violin Performance at Stony Brook University, NY.

A dedicated chamber musician, Chelsea Wimmer is an active member of the internationally renowned harpsichordist Arthur Haas’ Baroque Players, the acclaimed Contemporary Chamber Players, and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. She is also an active freelance violist in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey, and has been privileged to perform extensively in Argentina and throughout Europe. An avid researcher, she is currently studying the Late Baroque music of Heinrich Biber, World War II-era music and the aesthetics of Paul Hindemith. She received her BA in Music with a concentration in Viola Performance from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana in 2013, where she was the Principal Viola of the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and winner of the Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition. She completed her MM in Viola Performance in 2016 at Stony Brook University, where she is currently pursuing her DMA in Viola Performance. She currently studies with Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet and Nicholas Cords of the Silk Road Ensemble and Brooklyn Rider.