Composer Tania León – founding and Artistic Director of Composers Now – is pleased to announce that the organization has become a project partner of the Fund for the City of New York for the citywide, multi-institution and month-long event.
"Composers Now Festival will give New Yorkers across the five boroughs a significant opportunity to experience the rich and diverse contributions of composers to the cultural life of the city," Mary McCormick, President of the Fund for the City of New York, says. "We are happy to provide this innovative organization with the administrative resources and energy it needs to fully realize its mission."
Read the full press release here.
Dear Music Lover,
I am delighted to welcome you to the fifth annual New York citywide Composers Now Festival taking place from February 1st to the 28th.
From concert halls to jazz mobiles, from opera stages to experimental performance spaces, from museums to conservatories, we invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating the composers behind some of today's most diverse and captivating music.
Composers will be in attendance at many performances, panel discussions and other events. The opportunity to interact with them is a unique feature of the Festival.
The performing forces include solo artists, chamber ensembles, orchestras, opera, dance and multimedia works. There will be World and New York premieres, featuring emerging and established talents offering a plethora of sounds and styles.
One of the events to kick off the festival on February 1st is Symphony Space's "The Music of Now" marathon, a cornerstone event of the festival in previous years.
Concerts and scheduled events will continue for the rest of the month in venues throughout the five boroughs.
To all our collaborative partners and participants from prior years, welcome back. To those of you taking part for the first time in 2014, we are delighted to welcome you to Composers Now!
Artistic Director, Composers Now Festival
Contact Tania León at tleon@ComposersNow2014.org to discuss or schedule lectures, forums, symposiums or special projects.
I am honored to be a member of the administrative team of Composers Now.
The Composers Now Festival brings greater visibility to living composers and celebrates the vital role they play in our society and in our daily lives.
With events throughout New York City in February 2014, it provides a focus for exploring composers' voices, offering many exciting opportunities for listening.
We hope you enjoy the wonderful sounds that the Composers Now Festival has to offer.
Please join us.
Amy Roberts Frawley
Project Director, Composers Now Festival
Please Contact Amy Frawley at afrawley@ComposersNow2014.org or 917.847.3551 to become a Festival collaborative partner and register an event.