A group of young Asian-American musicians will give a free concert in Midtown on April 25. The address is 1 East 42nd Street. The musicians all belong to the New Asia Chamber Music Society. This is how they describe themselves:
Propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for the works written by the composers of our time, the New Asia Chamber Music Society was founded in 2010 by an idealistic group of young Asian-American virtuosi, graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute.
Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the finest works of chamber music, drawn from the canon of western music as well as contemporary Asian culture. This unusual young collective also seeks to reach out to its technologically-wired peers around the world, through the creation of innovative new work in future partnership with other arts organizations.
Musicians in New York are a-plenty. Hey, it’s almost impossible to go through a Subway ride without encountering one (or more) of them! So young musicians need to put on shows by themselves. And finding a venue is usually the most difficult. So what if it’s in an office building? At least they don’t have to compete with the roaring trains, not to mention the rats!