2019 Season

For our 2019 Season (May 26-June 8), we’ll be joined by our guest artist, contemporary violinist Miranda Cuckson, as well as our resident entrepreneurial artist Jessica Meyer. Students will participate in masterclasses and perform concerts at Music Mountain (Falls Village, CT), Egremont Village Inn (Egremont, MA), and National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), playing the music of living composers.

Described as “one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music” (Downbeat Magazine), Miranda Cuckson has collaborated with an array of renowned composers including Dutilleux, Carter, Ades, Sciarrino, Adams, Boulez, Hyla, Mackey, Crumb, Iyer, Saariaho, Davidovsky, Ran, Hurel, Bermel, Wyner, Murail, Wuorinen, and Currier.

We’re also excited to continue our composer/choreographer workshops with Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Winner Aaron Jay Kernis and Tony Nominee choreographer Christopher D’Amboise. Our 2019 Composer/Choreographer Workshop will be held at The Center for Ballet and the Arts (New York, NY).

Listen to the podcast: Marshall Miles Interviews Peter Askim, Robin Hood Radio on Demand, 5/13/19

Festival Highlights

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists: An Evening of Chamber Music

Friday, May 31, 7 PM
The Egremont Village Inn
17 Main Street, South Egremont, MA

At this beautiful country inn, built in 1786 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the musicians of Next Festival 2019 will perform a house concert of chamber music, with a program they will curate themselves.

Concert starts at 7 PM and runs for one hour. Stay for a meet-and-greet reception with the artists following the concert.

Admission is free; donations are welcome
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The Next Festival at Music Mountain

Saturday, June 1, 7 PM
Music Mountain
225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT

Peter Askim, conductor
Miranda Cuckson, violin
Orchestra of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

Toshio Hosokawa  Hika for violin and string orchestra (2015 – U.S. premiere performance)
Toru Takemitsu  Nostalghia for violin and string orchestra (1987)
Aaron Jay Kernis  Sarabanda in Memoriam (2004)
Reena Esmail  Teen Murti for string orchestra (2018)
Peter Askim  New work for string orchestra (2019 – World premiere performance)

Admission is free; donations will benefit the David M. Hunt Falls Village Library
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The Next Festival at National Sawdust

Sunday, June 2, 7 PM
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Askim, conductor
Miranda Cuckson, violin
Orchestra of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

Toshio Hosokawa  Hika for violin and string orchestra (2015 – U.S. premiere performance)
Toru Takemitsu  Nostalghia for violin and string orchestra (1987)
Aaron Jay Kernis  Sarabanda in Memoriam (2004)
Reena Esmail  Teen Murti for string orchestra (2018)
Peter Askim  New work for string orchestra (2019 – World premiere performance)

$25 in advance; $29 at the door

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The Next Festival Composer/Choreographer Open Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 4 PM
The Center for Ballet and the Arts
16-20 Cooper Square, New York, NY

The artists of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists talk about their collaborations and show excerpts of their work in an informal setting. Get a glimpse inside the innovative collaborative process between Next Festival composers, choreographers, instrumentalists and dancers.

Free and open to the public
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