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Happy Birthday, Darmstadt!

Happy 70th Birthday, Darmstadt! We were thrilled to have been a part of the Darmstadt Festival @ Roulette. Checkout the review from the New York Times.

Library of Congress

Check out the rave review in the Washington Post from our concert last week at the Library of Congress. What an honor it was to premiere a brand new work by Brian Ferneyhough. Hear it in New York on March 16!

Production Coordinator

Join the Talea team! Talea is hiring a part-time Production Coordinator, starting in March 2016. The Production Coordinator will work closely with key members of the Ensemble and administration to support all activities related to operations, production, and general administrative needs. The Production Coordinator is a part time position that requires ten hours per week.  Continue Reading »

Boston Globe: Happy End

We’re gearing up for Friday’s show at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston. Check out the awesome preview by the Boston Globe.

Ecstatic Music Festival: John Zorn

We had a blast with John Zorn at this year’s Ecstatic Music Festival. Working with improvisers, Tyshawn Sorey, Ikue Mori, and Shanir Blumenkranz, along with Zorn himself on a variety of his music was such a thrill. Checkout what the New York Times wrote about the show.

Vienna: City of Dreams

Talea is honored to have been a part of Carnegie Hall’s festival, Vienna: City of Dreams, for 2 amazing concerts featuring 3 incredible composers: Olga Neuwirth, Bernhard Gander, and Pierluigi Billone. Indeed, it was a dream. Read what the New York Times wrote about March 4th’s concert. Grab a copy of this week’s New Yorker  Continue Reading »

CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award

Talea is thrilled to be selected as the winner of a 2014 Chamber Music America ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, in the category of best contemporary music ensemble.  The award recognizes ensembles that present ”distinctive programming of music composed within the past 25 years”.  We are honored to be chosen alongside the other 2014 awardees.  The awards ceremony  Continue Reading »


Beat Furrer’s FAMA hit New York with an overwhelmingly exciting response from audiences, critics, and performers. Checkout what Steve Smith from the New York Times says about the production.

TimeOut NY Best of 2012

  Talea’s Tzadik CD Anamorphosis: Fausto Romitelli is selected for TimeOut New York’s Best of 2012 Classical Albums by Steve Smith. Check out the full listing here. Get your copy here or download from iTunes.  Happy New Year from Talea!

New York Triptych

Read what the New York Times said about Talea’s opening night on September 21st at the Bohemian National Hall. Featuring three US Premieres by James Dillon, Ondřej Adámek, and Pierluigi Billone, the concert was packed with fresh new hits. Check it out here!

A Few Unusual Suspects Drop By

See what the NY Times says about Talea’s Written for Talea! Talea’s most recent concert on Friday, March 9th, was very special because the program consisted of works written for the ensemble by Hans Thomalla, Ashley Fure, John Zorn, Eric Chasalow, and Victor Adán.  Check out what Steve Smith thought of the concert here!

ArtForum Best of 2011 & Zorn NY Times Review

Talea is honored to have been selected by George Lewis for ArtForum’s Best Concerts of 2011. Olga Neuwirth’s Portrait from May 24, 2011 was selected and featured in the December issue of ArtForum. Go pick up an issue! “Olga Neuwirth’s audacious yet subtle use of timbre always puts me on the edge of my seat,  Continue Reading »

New Location + New Look= More Great New Music!

The Talea Studio moved to its new home in Long Island City this September. The new building is home to several other great businesses like Jim Henson Productions and features the world’s largest rooftop farm. Additionally, Talea launched its new website early in the 2011/12 season. The website was designed and created by artists Elana  Continue Reading »