Urban Nocturnes is a modular chamber music ensemble made up of six outstanding professional classical musicians, all based in Phoenix, AZ. The group’s aim is to present diverse classical music programming and first rate performances in a manner that appeals to seasoned music-lovers and newcomers alike. Rooted in the belief that live music performance is essential to cultivating and fortifying a city’s cultural landscape, Urban Nocturnes strives to create performance experiences that inspire a sense of vitality and unity.
The ensemble holds an Artist-in-Residence position at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Phoenix, where they perform a series of chamber music concerts every season and provide musical contributions for a number of the church's liturgical services and cultural events. In addition, Urban Nocturnes musicians perform at various other venues around town and collaborate with other exceptional musicians from the area. They have made numerous appearances on the Downtown Chamber Series, Downstairs at The Orpheum Theater series, Musician Encounters series at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, and have played at Lost Leaf Bar, the Musical Instrument Museum, St. Andrew's Bach Society in Tucson, AZ, and at retirement communities such as Sagewood and Friendship Village. Through The Phoenix Symphony’s outreach programs, many of the group’s members have played chamber music together at various hospitals, hospice care, and homeless facilities in the Valley. Their programming encompasses a wide variety of combinations of their instruments and presents standard works of the classical repertoire, lesser known works, and the music of today’s living composers. By devising programs that are aesthetically balanced, thought-provoking, emotionally stirring, and accessible to all, Urban Nocturnes seeks to share their love of artistic ingenuity and collaboration and to demonstrate music’s universal power to engage and enliven the mind and soul.