2020 Season

We’re excited to announce the dates of next year’s Next Festival of Emerging Artists, which will be held from Sunday, May 24 through Saturday, June 6.

Our 2020 Guest Artist will be cellist Ashley Bathgate, an “eloquent new music interpreter” (The New York Times) and “a glorious cellist” (The Washington Post) who combines “bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops” (New York Magazine). Ashley was a member of the acclaimed sextet Bang on a Can All-Stars for 10 years. She is also a member of the ensemble HOWL, TwoSense with pianist Lisa Moore, and Bonjour, a low-strung, percussive quintet.

We will again be performing at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT and National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY, with other details and venues to be announced in early 2020. Stay tuned!

Festival Highlights

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists: Solo and Chamber Concert

Friday, May 29
Stissing Center for the Arts
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains, NY

Admission is free; donations are welcome

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists: Solo and Chamber Concert

Friday, May 29

Admission is free; donations are welcome

The Next Festival at Music Mountain

Saturday, May 30, 6 PM
Music Mountain
225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT

Peter Askim, conductor
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Orchestra of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

Program TBA

Admission is free

The Next Festival at National Sawdust

Sunday, May 31, 7 PM
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Askim, conductor
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Orchestra of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

Program TBA

The Next Festival Educational Programs

Thursday, May 28
Cornwall Consolidated School
Cornwall, CT

The artists of the Festival return to Cornwall Consolidated School for an educational program.  This is a private event. 

The Next Festival Composer/Choreographer Open Workshop

Saturday, June 6

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