Natalie Piontek

Mar. 25 Max Richter: The Leftovers and Infra

Max Richter: The Leftovers and Infra (photo: Geraldine Petrovic)

Max Richter and ACME light up Greenwich Village’s Le Poisson Rouge

The classical/alternative popular music composer teams with with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in a thrilling program

By Natalie Piontek
Goldring Arts Journalism program, Syracuse University

Contemporary composer Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble gave a mesmerizing, deeply moving performance of Richter’s music at the intimate venue of Le Poisson Rouge last Wednesday…

Mar. 21 The New York Woodwind Quintet

The New York Woodwind Quintet shines in eclectic program of wind chamber music

Pavel Haas’s neglected ‘Quintet’ tops this handsome program spanning five centuries

By Natalie Piontek
Goldring Arts Journalism program, Syracuse University

The New York Woodwind Quintet, the long-standing and respected chamber ensemble revered for its homogenous sound, lived up to its reputation at Saturday’s Syracuse Friends of Chamber music concert…

Mar. 7 NY Philharmonic: New Music from Nordic Countries

Program of ‘New Music from Nordic Countries’ hits the right notes, yet misses the mark

The NY Phil’s challenging program, part of the orchestra’s innovative ‘CONTACT!’ series, appeared to favor technique over expression

By Natalie Piontek
Goldring Arts Journalism program, Syracuse University

“This is not always the easiest music,” warned New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert prior to Saturday’s CONTACT! concert of contemporary Nordic music held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…