RAM 2018-2019: Convergent Voices

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 season, with main programs, satellite concerts, and the annual Queens New Music Festival. This season, we celebrate the diverse voices from home and abroad which make up the tapestry of chamber music today while honoring composers whose lifetime work has shaped the American concert soundscape. Save the dates, and reserve your tickets to join us in exploring “Convergent Voices.”



RAM Season Snapshot


RAM Presents: “Modern Americana” Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:00pm, Sage Music, Long Island City, New York Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00pm, Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center, New York, New York


RAM Presents: “Combo Bend” Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 8:00pm, The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, New York


RAM Presents: “Consortium” at the 2019 Queens New Music Festival Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00pm, The Secret Theatre

Purchase season passes for all RAM programs until November 1!* $55 (general) / $45 (student) / $0 (12 & under)


Queens New Music Festival 2019 May 14, 16-19, 2019, Secret Theatre

*Does not include non-RAM Queens New Music Festival shows.


RAM Presents: “Modern Americana” Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:00pm, Sage Music, Long Island City, New York Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00pm, Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center, New York, New York

Our opening program, “Modern Americana,” celebrates quintessential American sounds from this century and last. The RAM Players will present music by Ned Rorem (in honor of his 95th birthday) and others along with a special performance of the Bernstein Clarinet Sonata to celebrate his centennial year.

Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet & piano David Fetherolf: Angler, for soprano, clarinets, ‘cello, & piano Ned Rorem: Ariel, for soprano, clarinet, & piano Kamala Sankaram: Shankar, for version clarinet & ‘cello Conrad Tao: Eventide, version for clarinet, piano, & ‘cello


RAM Players Risa Renae Harman, soprano Thomas Piercy, clarinets Kate Dillingham, cello Karén Hakobyan, guest pianist

$20 (general) / $15 (student) / $0 (12 & under)

Sage Music

44-02 23rd St., #202 Long Island City, New York 11101


Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center 450 W 37th St. New York, New York 10018


RAM Presents: “Combo Bend” Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:00pm, Sage Music, Long Island City, New York Friday, March 8, 2019, 8:00pm, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, New York

Our second program, “Combo Bend,” will explore works for saxophone, violin, guitar, and contrabass with some taking inspiration from American popular idioms. RAM players join guest saxophonist Jeff Hudgings [of Anti-Social Music] and bassist Hilliard Greene in performing works by RAM composers along with music by Seattle Symphony composer-in-residence Alexandra Gardner, Matthew Taylor, and Hilliard Greene.


Alexandra Gardner: Mythimna Twilight,for saxophone & guitar David Fetherolf: Parar la Oreja, for guitar Matthew Taylor: Let’s Meet At The Horizon, for violin & bass Gilbert Galindo: New Work for sax, guitar, violin, & bass Frances White: New Work for violin & guitar Hilliard Greene: Work

Jeff Hudgins, saxophones Nadav Lev, acoustic guitar Sabina Torosjan, violin Hilliard Greene, contrabass

$20 (general) / $15 (student) / $0 (12 & under)


Sage Music 44-02 23rd St., #202 Long Island City, New York 11101


Tenri Cultural Center 43 W 13th St. New York, New York 10011


RAM Presents: “Consortium” at the 2019 Queens New Music Festival Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00pm

Our final concert of the season, “Consortium,” is a program of music for strings, voice, and flute taking inspiration from Baroque consort combinations. Works by RAM composers will be performed, as well as music by the annual call for scores winner(s). Joan Tower’s Rising, for flute and string quartet is presented in honor of her 80th birthday season. More details to be announced, so be on the lookout for updates!

. Gilbert Galindo: New Work for mezzo soprano, flute, and string quintet Joan Tower: Rising, for flute and string quartet Frances White: Centre Bridge (dark river)

RAM 2019 Call for Scores Winner Others to be announced

RAM Players and Special Guests

$20 (general) / $15 (student) / $0 (12 & under)


Queens New Music Festival 2019 The Secret Theatre 4402 23rd St. Long Island City, New York 11101

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SAVE THE DATE!

Queens New Music Festival 2019

The 8th Annual Queens New Music Festival will take place May 14, 16-19, 2019 at the Secret Theatre – 5 days of 9 concerts celebrating music rooted in the contemporary concert tradition and will evolve to explore convergent musics out of the experimental jazz, world, and other musical spheres.

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