Welcome to North/South Recordings!
Welcome to North/South Consonance's 37th consecutive season.
During the early autumn days of 1980, a group of astonishing musicians came together to perform the first North/South Chamber Orchestra concert. While much has changed in 36 years, the values cherished in those early days—flexibility, intimacy, commitment to the community, and consummate artistry—continue to propel this amazing ensemble.
In a culture overwhelmed by mere entertainment, the imposing breadth of North/South events celebrates the astonishing spectrum of creative voices among us, while upholding an all-too-rare commitment to artistic innovation.
are peppered with lively commentary designed to enhance your listening experience. Performed by superb musicians, our inventive programs showcase music by three generations of composers hailing from throughout the Americas and the world. Often new to New York, their refreshingly accessible music never fails to stimulate, challenge and excite.
The ever-expanding North/South Recordings compact
features expert performances of significant compositions, several written especially for the North/South Chamber Orchestra. These albums bring the music of composers we champion to an international audience and the convenience of your home.
our community of friends and patrons as we continue to bring contemporary music to New York City audiences. Your tax-deductible contribution will empower us to support creativity and innovation as well as to proceed vigorously into the next 37 years of musical discovery.
Take note and attend our events. Be swayed by the allure, drama and energy of today's music.
Max Lifchitz, Founder & Director
News and Updates:
2017 Winter/Spring Concert Season begins November 14!
On Sunday February 12
, vocalists Celia Castro, Anna Tonna
and Celeste Mann
join forces with pianist Max Lifchitz
for an afternoon recital featuring songs of love and longing by composers from Spain and Latin America. The event will be held at the National Opera Center and will feature songs by Brazilians Chiquinha Gonzaga
and Claudio Santoro
; Peruvian Clotilde Arias
; and Spaniard Joaquín Turina
. Of special interest, will be the premiere of a song cycle especially written for the occasion by Barcelona-based Miquel Ortega
and one by Max Lifchitz
inspired by the poetry of Mexico's muse—the 17th century intellectual and women's rights activist Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Concert Details
for our 2016–17 FREE concert schedule, held at the acoustically excellent
Christ and St. Stephen's Church on New York City's Upper West Side as well as other events around town.
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Our current catalog
is now available for streaming and download
Presto Classical website
. CD's are also available for purchase through Amazon, iTunes, Spotify or your favorite retailer. Please feel free to peruse our 50+ titles. Registered users can write
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Call for Scores!
North/South Consonance's Call for Scores is an annual search for new works from
around the world for performance and release on CD.
Composers whose music is part of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE events during the 2016–17
Miguel del Aguila
Blas Emilio Atehortua
Aurelio de la Vega
Ivan Enrique Rodriguez
Leonardo Suarez Paz
Praise for our North/South Consonance Concert Series and Recordings
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North/South Consonance, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization devoted
to the performance, promotion and recording of music by composers from our time.
We depend on the generosity of individuals like you to advance our mission. Please
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