The Lafayette College Contemporary Music Ensemble is comprised ofsome of the top instrumental performers at Lafayette College.
Membership in the ensemble is by invitation of the director. The core instrumentation of the ensemble is Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Piano, and Percussion. Other instruments and players are added as required by the repertoire.
The LCCME performs music by 20th- and 21st-century composers: established masters, emerging artists, and students. Now in its sixth season, LCCME has premiered nearly 20 new pieces, all of which were composed specifically for the ensemble. LCCME has also performed music by master composers Arvo Pärt, John Cage, George Crumb, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Terry Riley, and others .It performs one-two concerts each academic year.
The ensemble is directed by Kirk O’Riordan.