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 Exhibition Opening And Concert

 July 1st, 2021
Exhibition Opening - 6:00 pm
Concert - 7:00 pm

Stride Arts Exhibition Hall
1110 2 Ave F2, New York, NY 10022

The third exhibition opening of our Modern Art Meets Chamber Music series, Vibrancy, will feature a salon concert performed by The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS). Founded in 2010 by a group of young Asian-American virtuosi, the NACMS has a mission of bringing audiences exciting chamber music performances of the highest caliber and innovation. Musicians of NACMS are prize winners of world-renowned international competitions, praised by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and graduates from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. As their first in-person performance in New York since the pandemic started in 2020, Vibrancy will feature a celebratory repertoire of works by Beethoven, Caroline Shaw, Piazzolla, Dvorak, and others, ranging from duet to piano quintet. Bringing together musical flavors from around the globe, this program is aimed to enlighten listeners with the richness of various musical traditions.


The artistic highlight of Vibrancy features two creatively and visually inspired female artists: Katherine Maude Thomas and Sara Sill. Sill’s background in architecture and music is apparent in her work. Nature, which abounds in unexpected yet harmonious patterns, colors, and shapes, is also a frequent source of inspiration. Similarly, Thomas finds inspiration in natural forms, from Earth’s minerals, elements, and geodes, and channels their positive energies through her work. Although seemingly modest in size, their works are rich with numerous layers, depth, and materials within them. They prove to us the notion that grand things can come in small packages, or through vibrant pieces of artistic expression.

Meet the Artists


Meet The Musicians

Nan-Cheng is the executive director and co-founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS).He holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School, and is enrolled as a doctoral candidate at CUNY Graduate Center. 

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Andy is the artistic director and co-founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society and holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and his Doctor’s degree in Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook.


Concert Program

Chang Shiuan: String Quartet for Folk Tune (望春風)
Caroline Shaw: “Valencia” for String Quartet 
Beethoven: Trio in D major, NO.1, “Ghost”, I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Moszkovski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano,Op.71, IV. Molto vivace
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Folk Song, The Wildlife Suite for Erhu, Violin and Piano 


Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op.81
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Dumka. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo-Furiant: Molto vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro

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