New Music on the Cutting Edge

“an essential source of adventurous new music”
—Alex Ross

Argento is an Artist-in-Residence at Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan


Upcoming - Fall 2017


Conditions of Light     
featuring violinist Elissa Cassini & Ensemble CAIRN from Paris

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 PM, Saint Peter's Church, New York
619 Lexington Av at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:30 PM, La Marbrerie, France
21 Tue Alexis Lepere, Montreuil, France [map]

A rare opportunity to hear Ensemble Cairn, one of the world's most exciting new music ensembles from Paris. Argento and Cairn will join forces to perform works by Gérard Pesson, Erin Gee and Franck Bedrossian, and brand new compositions by French composer Jérôme Combier and Argento Artistic Director Michel Galante, with French-American violinist Elissa Cassini.

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Winter Dreams

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Saint Peter's Church, New York
619 Lexington Av at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

At the end of his life, Gérard Grisey, an iconic figure in modern music, turned his attention to the dark and mystical songs of Hugo Wolf. Argento’s final concert of 2017 highlights works by composers inspired by previous musical compositions, transforming them into new works that are a reflection of their time, that reveal their own compositional voice. Argento performs Grisey’s Wolf Songs with soprano Sharon Harms, alongside three exciting works by New York composers Sang Song, Du Yun and Taylor Brook ...

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“positively delectable”