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New Gallery Concert SeriesCambridge, MA
The New Gallery Concert Series (NGCS) presents new pieces of music and visual art, along with the composers and artists who create them. Along with the highest levels of quality, integrity, and intrigue, NGCS brings contemporary arts to the forefront in a friendly, accessible way. NGCS has been committed to promoting predominantly American music and visual art by living creators since its inception and strives to re-emphasize peaceful, thoughtful, heartfelt, and sincere exchange. Founded by Artistic Director Sarah Bob in the fall of 2000, NGCS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is a major contributor to Greater Boston’s new music community and American music repertoire. The series has hosted over 66 concerts with over 347 musical compositions, 86 world premieres and hundreds of works by dozens of visual artists. With works that span the spectrum from classical-contemporary, improvisation, electronic music, jazz, folk, art song, opera and the avant-garde to sculpture, painting, indoor installations, photography, graphic and children’s book illustrations, visual music, video art and film, NGCS’s programs are cohesive, diverse, exciting and intimate.
NGCS and the Community Music Center of Boston continue their decade plus tradition as co-presenters of the annual weekend long Young Composers Festival every winter. Numerous students of all ages come together to create music and take risks in a safe environment through composing, panel discussions, professional music readings, tutorials, concerts and presentations that range from how to scratch like a D.J. to extended techniques on every instrument.
Besides exposing the talent of countless up and coming musicians and visual artists, NGCS has a long list of accomplishments. NGCS received the first ever John Kleshinski Award, has given performances/presentations of contemporary American music in Bulgaria (thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding), presented at Boston’s WGBH Classical Festival, held residencies at St. Cloud State University (MN), Clark University (MA), given performances/presentations ranging from elementary schools to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Sound Bites Series, and created an annual Call for Scores. This September 2019, NGCS released its debut album …nobody move… Commissions and Premieres for the New Gallery Concert Series on Avie Records in honor of its twentieth anniversary. …nobody move… received immediate recognition as ALBUM OF THE WEEK in National Sawdust and “a must-listen” by PressReader of BBC Music Magazine.
Now and always, NGCS maintains its commitment to working with people who are talented, passionate, and alive.