S.E.M. Ensemble


Upcoming Performances

SEM will perform Julius Eastman's Macle, and John Cage's Song Books at Nodo 2018.

NODO 2018 will take place from June 24-28 in Ostrava. Info on the festival is available here.

Contact Us

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

Phone: (718) 488-7659

Contact Dexter Dine, Coordinator at:

Photos: Master-Pieces (April 28th)

Petr Kotik's chamber opera Master-Pieces (2014-15) received its staged US premiere on Saturday April 28th at Bohemian National Hall. The following are a selection of photos from the event, taken by Marie Tomanova.


Petr Kotik - Master-Pieces (2014-15)

S.E.M. Ensemble

Christina Kay, Soprano

Steven Wilson, Tenor

Jose Pietri-Coimbre, Baritone

Nicholas Hay, Bass

Pauline Kim Harris, Violin

Liuh-Wen Ting, Viola

Jeffrey Reinhardt, English Horn/Oboe

Tim Leopold, Trombone

Amanda Gookin, Cello

Chris Nappi, Percussion

Debra Kay Anderson, Narrator

James Falzone, Narrator

Kerry Wolf, Narrator


S.E.M. Ensemble’s 2017-18 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 Phaedrus Foundation, The Amphion Foundation, The Low Road Foundation, Sheldon Berlow, Virginia Dwan, Beth Greenberg and Jim Wright, Raymond Learsy, Joseph Leighly, Rotraut Moquay, Renée Levine Packer, Tristan Perich, Noni Pratt, Andrew Reynolds, and Todd Tarantino. Special thanks to Paula Cooper, Jasper Johns, Werner Kramarsky, and Brooklyn District 33 Councilman Stephen T. Levin. 

Recent News

Operawire and Theaterscene reviewed Petr Kotik's Master-Pieces at Bohemian National Hall. Check out the reviews here and here!

Petr Kotik conducted Ostravská banda as part of the Bridges festival in Vienna on April 14th. He also conducted "Essential Feldman" in Prague on April 8th.

On March 10th, SEM prepared for their performance at MaerzMusik with a highly successful preview concert of For Philip Guston. Photos here!

The S.E.M Ensemble's annual Emerging Composers Workshop took place from February 9th-13th, with a concert of the seven participating composers taking place on the 13th. More on this show in our events section.