To conclude its current season, the excellent string ensemble Concertante will perform a free concert on Monday evening, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th  Street. The program will include the New York premiere of Shulamit Ran’s For Dear Life written for Linda Grass Chemtob, founder and longtime Executive Director of Concertante who died in 2011 after a long battle with non-smoker’s lung cancer.  A video created by Jon Sayegh featuring musicians whose lives have been touched by Linda will be screened before the performance of Ran’s work. The complete program follows:

Mozart            String Quintet in B-flat Major, K. 174
Shulamit Ran   For Dear Life (Linda’s Music) (New York Premiere)
Schoenberg     Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4                                     

This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved by contacting Isabelle Winter at Hemsing Associates at 212-772-1132 or e-mail