A modern day ensemble that delivers the unexpected. Inspiring and energetic, New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert changes the rules of performance as we know it. Conceived by SHUFFLE’s artistic director and pianist, Eliran Avni, SHUFFLE was born while Avni was exercising on the elliptical machine at the gym. His MP3 player jumped from a Pretenders song to the first movement of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, nearly causing him to lose his balance… and thus, the idea for SHUFFLE was born.
Unique to SHUFFLE’s performances is the way in which the program is selected. The audience is invited to actively participate in the selection of music to be performed by choosing from a menu of over 30 works derived from 15 different styles ranging from solos and duos, to trios, quartets, quintets and sextets. Genres vary from Classical, Baroque, and Romantic, to Jazz, Latin, and Broadway. The result is a highly engaged audience and a high energy performance.
SHUFFLE’s members are exceptionally accomplished chamber musicians; they are graduates of such schools as Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, Manhattan School of Music and Bard College and have all individually won numerous prizes and have performed extensively as soloists and collaborative musicians throughout the world.
Since its inception, SHUFFLE has performed in a variety of concert settings, including the Duplex, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society Series in New York; Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival in Pennsylvania; Molloy College in Long Island; Los Angeles’s L’Ermitage Concert Series, Lancaster Performing Arts Center and Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in California, and Canada’s Chamberfest Ottawa, and presented residencies at East Stroudsburg University and Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania; Mirman School in Los Angeles; The Dalles Middle school, Oregon; and the International School in Herzeliya, Israel, to name a few.
For their 2017-18 season, SHUFFLE Concert is creating an exciting, new project titled “1933,” a unique concert experience dedicated to music composed and premiered during this pivotal year in human history. Scheduled to premiere in January of 2018 at the Dell E. Webb Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, “1933” will feature SHUFFLE’s interactive musical program with a multimedia visual presentation of historic events, art and architecture of the period, and illuminated by an original lighting design.
SHU Students with University ID – Free
SHU Faculty, SHU Staff, Non-SHU Students – $8
Senior Citizens & SHU Alumni – $15
Regular Admission – $25
(Admission includes SOPAC facility fee)