S.E.M. Ensemble


Upcoming Performances

Our 2020 Emerging Composers Workshop will take place from February 10-14. Submission guidelines here.

SEM will present a major orchestra concert at Bohemian National Hall on April 1st, with a preview concert at Willow Place Auditorium on March 30th. Music by Petr Kotik, Christian Wolff, Miya Masaoka, Tom Buckner and Lucie Vitkova.

SEM will welcome MIVOS Quartet to Willow Place Auditorium on May 6th for a free concert.

Contact Us

S.E.M. Ensemble, Inc.
25 Columbia Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 488-7659

Contact Dexter Dine, Managing Director at:

Emerging Composers Workshop 2020

Emerging Composers

Reading Workshop Concert 2020

February 14, 2020

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Willow Place Auditorium

26 Willow Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free – RSVP Here


James Ilgenfritz - Ennui Morricone

Leo Chang - Ssanai

Laura Cetilia - tender infliction

Jordan Dykstra - A Zone of Twilight

James Falzone - Method X – Plain Bob Minimus

Sean Kiley - kyi

The S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, director

Roberta Michel, flute

Bohdan Hilash, clarinet

Chris Foss, bassoon

Chris Nappi, percussion

Lynn Bechtold, violin

Mioi Takeda, violin

Liuh-Wen Ting, viola

Caleb van der Swaagh, cello

James Ilgenfritz, contrabass

S.E.M. Ensemble’s 2019-20 season has been made possible with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Amphion Foundation, The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, Virginia Dwan, Noni Pratt, Martina Forman, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Sheldon Berlow, Philip Foster, Julian Lethbridge, Raymond Learsy, Anthony Hume, Beth Greenberg & Jim Wright, and Renée Levine Packer. Special thanks to Paula Cooper, Werner Kramarsky, and Brooklyn District 33 Councilman Stephen T. Levin.


Recent News

Petr Kotik conducted "Essential Xenakis" at DOX+ in Prague on November 5th. Photos here.

Photos of SEM's concert at Bohemian National Hall on May 28th can be viewed here.

SEM's concert at Bohemian National Hall was mentioned in the New Yorker, check it out here.

Charles Curtis and the S.E.M. Ensemble's performance of Alvin Lucier's "Orpheus Variations" is out now on Important Records. Read Exclaim's review here.

Photos of SEM's concert at Paula Cooper Gallery on December 19th can be viewed here.