The Society for Chromatic Art is a New York-based new music ensemble dedicated to performing works of the classic repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Additionally, the group prides itself on presenting works by emerging composers. Founded at Rutgers University by composers James Romig and Edward Taylor, the SCA has been presenting concerts and masterclasses in and around New York City since 1998.

Directors
James Romig, musical director (www.jamesromig.com)
Edward Taylor, artistic director
John McMurtery, assistant director

Performers
John McMurtery, flute
David Dunn, clarinet
Scott Robert Avidon, saxophone
Mitchell Johnson, violin
Ruotao Mao, violin
Eugenia Wie, violin
Jennifer Williams, violin
Meng-Chun Chi, viola
Stephen Czarkowski, cello
Jeffrey Shah, cello
Mikyung Lee, cello
Aurelien Petillot, cello
Lee Forrest Ferguson, percussion
Tony Oliver, percussion
Marija Ilic, piano
Ashlee Mack, piano
Matthew Morrow, piano
Lynn Raley, piano
James Romig, piano
Jacob Smullyan, piano
Edward Taylor, piano
David Macfarlane, pipe organ


Represented Composers

Milton Babbitt
J.S. Bach
Luciano Berio
Bela Bartok
Christopher Brakel
John Cage
Elliott Carter
Derek Charke
Aaron Copland
George Crumb
Morton Feldman
Darren Gage
Stephen Grimes
Jackson Hill
Gyorgy Ligeti
Donald Martino
Olivier Messiaen
Arvo Part
George Perle
Andrian Pertout
Sun Mi Ro
James Romig
Arnold Schoenberg
Igor Stravinsky
Edward J.F. Taylor
Christopher Theofanides
Edgard Varese
Anton Webern
Stefan Wolpe
Charles Wuorinen
Iannis Xenakis
Ming-Hsiu Yen

Programs
March 25, 1998
Church of the Holy Trinity, New York
Edward J.F. Taylor - The Shores of Elsinore
James Romig - Vibraharp Sonata
Igor Stravinsky - Elegie
Milton Babbitt - Beaten Paths
Charles Wuorinen - The Blue Bamboula
James Romig - Block

November 10, 1998
Church of the Holy Trinity, New York
James Romig - Paper-Knife
George Crumb - Processional
Elliott Carter - Gra
Edgard Varese - Density 21.5
James Romig - Piano Trio
Elliott Carter - Scrivo in vento
Elliott Carter - Con Leggerezza Pensosa

May 4, 1999
Church of the Holy Trinity, New York
Olivier Messiaen - Apparition de L'Eglise eternelle
Donald Martino - Set for Clarinet
Bela Bartok - String Quartet No. 6
Edward J.F. Taylor - ...of Two Spheres
James Romig - Sonnet 1a
Stefan Wolpe - Second Piece for Violin Alone
James Romig - Spin

October 26, 1999
Church of the Holy Trinity, New York
Luciano Berio - Sequenza 1
Iannis Xenakis - Mikka
James Romig - Sonnet 1
Morton Feldman - Piano Piece 1952
James Romig - Sonnet 2
Elliott Carter - Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
Edward J.F. Taylor - Piano Sonata, movt. III
Elliott Carter - Canon for Three

April 25, 2000
Church of the Holy Trinity, New York
Christopher Theofanides - Ariel Ascending
George Perle - Monody 1
James Romig - Sonnet 1
Gyorgy Ligeti - Sonata for Cello
Edward J.F. Taylor - Fantasia: Duo for Violin and Cello
James Romig - Variations for String Quartet
Edward J.F. Taylor - Three Pieces for Clarinet
Bela Bartok - String Quartet No. 4

March 27, 2001
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York
Milton Babbitt - None but the lonely flute
Darren Gage - Just a Minute
Elliott Carter - Canon for 3
Morton Feldman - Two Intermissions
Edward J.F. Taylor - Piano Sonata, movt. III
Anton Webern - Kinderstuck
James Romig - Oiseau Miro
John Cage - Two, for flute and piano

March 7, 2002
Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
Charles Wuorinen - Flute Variations 1
James Romig - Sonnet 1
Milton Babbitt - None but the lonely flute
James Romig - Thread Sketches
Jackson Hill - Hikyoku
James Romig - Sonnet 2
Arvo Part - Fratres

November 25, 2002
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York
Elliott Carter - Scrivo in vento
James Romig - Sonnet 3
Charles Wuorinen - Album Leaf
Edward J.F. Taylor - Partitions for Saxophone
Jackson Hill - Hikyoku
Edward J.F. Taylor - Three Pieces for Clarinet
Charles Wuorinen - Flute Variations
James Romig - Thread Sketches
Elliott Carter - Esprit rude/esprit doux

May 13, 2003 (afternoon)
The Juilliard School, New York
Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Edward J.F. Taylor - Soliloquy
James Romig - Thread Sketches
James Romig - Sonnet 2
J.S. Bach - Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030

May 13, 2003 (evening)
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York
J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor, BWV 1013
James Romig - Islands That Never Were
Milton Babbitt - None but the lonely flute
Aaron Copland - Piano Variations
Edward J.F. Taylor - Soliloquy
J.S. Bach - Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030

March 19, 2004
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York
Arnold Schoenberg - Sechs kleine klavierstucke, Op. 19
James Romig - Transparencies
Edward J.F. Taylor - Piano Sonata
James Romig - Gedanke
Charles Wuorinen - The Haroun Piano Book - Stage 1
Charles Wuorinen - The Blue Bamboula

March 20, 2004
Westminster Conservatory, Princeton, NJ
Edward J.F. Taylor - The Shores of Elsinore
James Romig - Transparencies

May 31, 2005
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York
James Romig - Double 4
Edward J.F. Taylor - The Shores of Elsinore
Sun Mi Ro - Summer's Dream
Ming-Hsiu Yen - Movements (Prelude, Web)
Derek Charke - Distant Voices
Andrian Pertout - Echoes from the Past
Christopher Brakel - Meta-Tango
James Romig - Sonnet 2
Edward J.F. Taylor - Voices in the Night

 

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