Hub New Music, ensemble

    Called “contemporary chamber trailblazers” by the Boston Globe, Hub New Music — comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello — is forging new pathways in 21st-century repertoire. Through creative programming and ambitious commissioning projects, the quartet of “intrepids” (WQXR) celebrates the fluidity and diversity of today’s classical music landscape. Its performances have been described as “gobsmacking” (Cleveland Classical) and “innovative” (WBUR).
    Highlights for the 2019-20 season include a performance of a new work by Hannah Lash presented by Seattle Symphony in its new chamber music venue Octave9; concerts with Taos Chamber Music Group (New Mexico), Ashmont Hill Chamber Music (Boston), and Newfields (Indianapolis); residencies at the universities of Michigan and Hawaii; and season-long creative partnerships with the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) and Celebrity Series of Boston. HNM will also premiere works by Takuma Itoh, Michael Ippolito, and an evening-length song-cycle by Oracle Hysterical. Also on the horizon is the release of the group’s debut recording Soul House, and a new recording with shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki (Silk Road Ensemble).