COVID - 19 UPDATE
Dear Friends of NMC,
With growing global concern around the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, NMC has made the difficult decision to postpone our next two concerts of March 26 and April 4. The health and safety of our audiences, artists, staff and volunteers is of overriding importance.
The postponements include:
• Thursday March 26, 2020 - Piano Erhu Project
• Saturday April 4, 2020 - Pieces for Bob
Your understanding and patience at this time is appreciated and we look forward to bringing these concerts to you as soon as we are able. Please rest assured that NMC will take care of all ticket holders. Subscribers are welcome to contact the NMC office at 416-961-9594 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Please note that decisions about our concert of Sunday May 31, 2020 - Matthias Pintscher at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., will be evaluated in the coming weeks and the NMC community will be notified accordingly.
We thank you for your understanding.
Brian Current, Co-Artistic Director; Robert Aitken, Founding Artistic Director; Adam Scime, General Manager; The Board of Directors of NMC
NEW: Serious Smile photo album
Press release: Brian Current named NMC co-artistic director
As it enters its 49th season, New Music Concerts (NMC) begins an exciting new era. Celebrated composer and conductor Brian Current comes on board as co-artistic director, alongside co-founder Robert Aitken, and Adam Scime steps in as the new general manager. These developments will ignite a period of innovation and growth as the organization boldly embarks into its second half century. The current season includes an exciting array of compelling concert experiences. Each concert offers a distinct way for audience members to explore the most powerful and enchanting repertoire of our time.
The 2019/20 season highlights include:
Kasemets@100 Nov. 12, 2019 @8pm at Walter Hall – A celebration of the eclectic Estonian-Canadian composer Udo Kasemets in collaboration with the University of Toronto and Ensemble U: from Tallinn, Estonia.
The Mouths That Roar Jan. 10, 2020 @7:30pm at the Music Gallery – Montréal based composer Gabriel Dharmoo brings his acclaimed solo performance piece Anthropologies imaginaires and Friend of Canadian Music Award-winner Janice Jackson performs contemporary works for solo soprano.
Serious Smile Feb. 13, 2020 @8pm Harbourfront Centre Theatre – Incoming artistic director Brian Current curates and conducts a show featuring composers Alexander Schubert, Keiko Devaux, Corie Rose Soumah and Brandon Chow in addition to a performance of the influential Chamber Concerto by Ligeti.
Piano Erhu Project Mar. 26, 2020 @8pm in Trinity St. Paul’s Centre – Pianist Corey Hamm and erhu virtuoso Nicole Ge Li perform works created especially for their unique ensemble by a diversity of Canadian composers.
Pieces for Bob April 4, 2020 @8pm in Trinity St. Paul’s Centre – A concert of works by some of the world’s most recognized composers, including George Crumb and Elliott Carter, written especially for Robert Aitken. The concert also celebrates our founder in his 80th year.
A Portrait of Matthias Pintscher May 31, 2020 @8pm in Trinity St. Paul’s Centre – The eminent composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher is featured as a guest artist to direct NMC players in a selection of works for large and small ensemble.
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We look forward to seeing you during our 2019/20 season!
Robert Aitken, Brian Current, co-artistic directors
Adam Scime, general manager
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