Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Its members have individually toured and recorded with artists such as Paul Simon, Bjork, Bon Iver, The National, Meredith Monk, David Byrne, The New York Philharmonic and Sufjan Stevens. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of some of today’s foremost composers. Their performance for us will include new works by Chris Thile and Pultizer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, co-commissioned by the Newman Center with Carnegie Hall.
“yMusic are part of a resourceful, engaged cluster of young classical musicians who are furiously networking a full-blown scene into existence. Collectively, they represent the movement’s best qualities: broad-minded, ambitious, eagerly collaborative.”
The new work by Caroline Shaw was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts with the support of The Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.