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. The Pierrot Consort is currently celebrating its 31st season as the faculty ensemble-in-residence at the LIU Post. The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival 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 LIU 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 LIU 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
Maureen Hynes - cello
Dale Stuckenbruck - violin
Veronica Salas - viola
Heawon Kim, piano
The Pierrot Consort is a member of Chamber Music America.
"A cohesive ensemble with real affinity for the music…consistently interesting…" - Newsday