Dec 8, 2024 (Sun), 8P / PORTRAIT / Louis Karchin

In 2018, Louis Karchin composed “As the Circle Opens to Infinity…” for us, and we had the privilege to premiere the work. Later that summer, we had another opportunity to perform it again in June at Buffalo at the University of Buffalo. Since COVID-19, we stopped most of our regular concert series, including the PORTRAIT concert series, which dedicates a concert to one composer that we believe is significant in the contemporary classical music scene. We are resuming the PORTRAIT series in the upcoming season, and we are excited to announce that we will be performing works by Louis Karchin, including “As the Circle Opens to Infinity…”, again at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

A more detailed program will be announced over the summer, so please stay tuned. The concert will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2024, at 8 PM at Tenri.

Admission to this concert is free.

December 8, 2024 at 8PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011



Hailed as a composer of “fearless eloquence” (Andrew Porter, The New Yorker), Louis Karchin has been honored with performances of his music throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He has been championed by such organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Fort Worth Opera, the Center for Contemporary Opera, Tanglewood, the Guggenheim Museum, the Louisville Orchestra, the Group for Contemporary Music, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the New York New Music Ensemble, and many more. His music is recorded on Bridge, Naxos, New World, Albany and CRI labels, and his compositions are published by C. F. Peters Corporation and the American Composers Alliance. Mr. Karchin is the recipient of numerous awards for his work including Koussevitzky, Fromm and Barlow Foundation Commissions, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Active as a conductor, he has founded or co-founded noted performing ensembles including the Harvard Group for New Music, the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM, the Washington Square Ensemble, and most recently, the Orchestra of the League of Composers. He is Professor of Music at New York University.