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Queen of the Hudson

  • Atlas Studios 11 Spring Street Newburgh, NY, 12550 United States (map)

Ben Larsen cello
Martha Cargo flute

Very little has been composed for the duo combination of cello and flute. Ben Larsen, a New York City based cellist and curator, and superbly talented flutist Martha Cargo bring us "Pieces of Eight" - eight new works by eight different composers for the particular duo of cello and flute.

The composers involved in this project are an exceptional gathering of three men and five women from a variety of cultural, geographical and generational backgrounds, spanning three continents, and over four decades. They hail from the country's finest conservatories and universities, including Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, Harvard, Yale and Oberlin, and include Fulbright recipients as well as winners of a diverse array of international awards. Their works have been performed by major symphony orchestras across the globe, in addition to groups including the Chiara, American, Ethel and Blair string quartets, Windscape Ensemble, and Decoda.

Juan Pablo Contreras
Molly Joyce
Natalie Dietterich
Paolo Marchettini
Qin Ding
Reena Esmail
Robert Sirota
Whitney George

The Pieces of Eight project is still seeking funding, contact Ben Larsen at to support this important commission.

Doors open at 6:30 ~ concert begins at 7pm
11 Spring Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
tickets in advance $20
tickets at the door $25

student & senior tickets at the door $10 (not available online)