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Juventas New Music Ensemble

Boston, MA         

Juventas New Music Ensemble voices concert music of the present and future, nurturing and showcasing today’s most brilliant emerging composers.

Emerging composers cannot build their craft and gain recognition without opportunity. ​Boston-based Juventas New Music works on a national and international scale, serving as an incubator for promising musical pioneers by giving them an opportunity to develop, present, and promote their work. The ensemble’s core musicians and numerous guests are versatile artists with backgrounds not only as world-class performers but also as composers, conductors, educators, and community leaders, who can lend their breadth of experience to emerging creators.

Juventas presents a diverse array of “classical” new music, from opera to chamber orchestra works, to ballet, to solo and duo pieces. The ensemble has seven core musicians augmented with guest artists to form a wide array of instrumentations—both traditional and non-traditional.  Juventas’ collaborative productions cross disciplinary boundaries, creating an unparalleled artistic experience for audience members. The ensemble has partnered with dancers, painters, scientists, poets, visual artists, puppeteers, and robotics engineers.
A leader in the field, Juventas hosts the Boston New Music Festival, a weeklong showcase of Boston’s contemporary music scene, with concerts, master classes and symposia. Juventas’ annual Opera Project has received recognition from The American Prize, National Opera Association, and New York City Fringe Festival. The ensemble has held residencies at Boston Conservatory, Harvard University, Longy School of Music, Middlebury College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Juventas has also performed on recordings with Innova Recordings, Parma Records, and New Dynamic Records.

Juventas has been featured repeatedly as a“Classical Music Pick” by The Boston Globe and has received awards from the National Council for the Arts, Cambridge Arts Council, Harvard Musical Association, and Free for all Concert Fund and has performed at the NYC International Fringe Festival.

Juventas New Music Ensemble’s 2018-19 season explores The American Dream through some of the brightest emerging musical voices of our time. From swells of patriotism to impassioned calls for activism, the season’s music is unified by the distinctly American drive to continually better our nation.

Probing the American Ideals of opportunity, rights, liberty and equality, the 2018-19 season program includes:

  • This Land is Your Land: Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Freedom of Speech: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Voices of America: Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Pride: Hand in Hand: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Artistic Director: Oliver Caplan


​Kelley Hollis, Soprano
Nicholas Southwick, Flute
Anne Howarth, French Horn
Wolcott Humphrey, Clarinet
Olga Patramanska-Bell, Violin 
Minjin Chung, Cello
Julia Scott Carey, Piano
Nate Tucker, Percussion

Aurora by Ari Sussman

Recorded Live November 3, 2018 at First Church Boston

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You Are Not Alone by Oliver Caplan

Recorded Live June 17, 2018 at the Granoff Music Center, Medford, MA
Dance choreography by Mary Chris DeBelina Doyle

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Dawn by Paul Frucht

Recorded Live April 14, 2018 at First Church Boston

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