SONYC, founded in 1999, comprises some of this nation’s extraordinary string players in a critically acclaimed tour de force ensemble. A conductorless chamber group, SONYC’s members rehearse in a collaborative effort that allows each musician to have an impact on the artistic process. The flexibility and intimacy of a string quartet are thus fused with the power and scope of an orchestra.
SONYC will present a concert of new American Music featuring repertoire for string orchestra by New York-based composers. Randall Woolf's "Franz Schubert", Karl Kramer's "Trois Coleurs", Matt Van Brink's "Up, Up and Up" (World Premiere) Lisa Bielawa’s “The Trojan Women” and Benjamin Wallace’s “Osiris’ Stickerbrush Prime” (World Premiere).