The Pierrot Consort
The Faculty Ensemble at the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival
Formed in 1981, The Pierrot Consort was originally modeled after the instrumentation of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and has always been dedicated to performing new music as well as the standard repertoire. In July 2021 The Pierrot Consort celebrated its 40th season as the faculty ensemble-in-residence at Pierrot Chamber Music Festival which was founded by Pierrot Consort members, flutist Susan Deaver and cellist Maureen Hynes. In addition to its regular concert series at Long Island University, The Pierrot Consort has performed at Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Bartok Society at Saranac Lake, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Stockbridge Chamber Concerts in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the St. Paul Chapel Series at Columbia University and for the Islip Arts Council. In November 2000 the ensemble was sponsored by Tilles Center to perform the original ballet version of Aaron Copland's “Appalachian Spring” on a series of concerts focusing on the music of Copland. In June 2002, the Pierrot Consort presented a concert titled “Making Connections: Influences of the Sea in Song, Chamber and Orchestral Music” for Long Island music and art administrators and educators at a BOCES conference. In addition, The Pierrot Consort has collaborated with Tilles Center’s Arts Education Program performing for the Summer Seminar for teachers. The artist members of the ensemble are actively involved in the musical life of New York City and have a commitment to the educational life of Long Island. The members of The Pierrot Consort are Susan Deaver, flute; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin; Veronica Salas, viola; Maureen Hynes, cello and Heawon Kim, piano. The Pierrot Chamber Music Festival will be held from July 17-28, 2023 at Adelphi University.