This community-based arts and education institution on Manhattan's Upper West Side has a 30-year history of providing a forum for artists and musicians from around the city (and around the world) to create and perform new works.
Ensemble 212’s mission is to propel the careers of young professional musicians as they develop into the finest performing artists of their generation. By bringing outstanding musicians together to perform at the highest level, Ensemble 212 plays a crucial role in creating new opportunities for New York’s emerging instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.
The orchestra performs throughout the New York area, the United States and abroad. Led by Music Director and Conductor Marlon Daniel, the ensemble performs music from the Baroque era to the avant-garde in addition to the standard classical repertoire.
Five Boroughs Music Festival’s mission is to enrich communities and cultivate new audiences by bringing world-class, affordable chamber music to all corners of New York City. We collaborate with local cultural institutions to present up-and-coming artists alongside the genre’s most distinguished performers. We challenge the standard definition of ‘chamber music’ by presenting a broad range of musical styles, from early music to contemporary works, world music and other non-classical forms.
The Flea Theater, under the leadership of artistic director Jim Simpson and producing director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading Off Off Broadway companies. Established in 1996, the Flea is the winner of numerous Obie Awards, an Otto Award and a special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement.
The Gregg Smith Singers, a choral ensemble committed to the performance of contemporary American music, has toured nationally and internationally since 1958.
Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. It assists with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of new work.
Just north of the center of the Meatpacking District (a nightlife hub) the Highline Ballroom is a music venue with a full-scale restaurant and bar that serves food and drink throughout most of its shows.
Hotel Elefant is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the works of innovative, living composers. Formed in 2011 by composers Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant ambitiously presents new music through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences.