New Music Festival

Person playing the clarinet

Boston Conservatory at Berklee's annual New Music Festival presents a series of concerts highlighting contemporary classical music by world-class compositional voices of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Artistic Director, New Music Festival
Michael Shinn, Dean of Music


Upcoming Events

Event Dates
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 8:00pm
Venue
Studio 401
31 Hemenway Street, Floor 4—Studio 401
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Boston Conservatory at Berklee's contemporary classical music ensemble, contraBAND, presents a variety of works by Purcell, Scelsi, Coates, Lang, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee composition faculty member Marti Epstein.

Admission
FREE
Event Dates
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 8:00pm
Venue
Studio 106
132 Ipswich Street (Richard Ortner Studio Building), Floor 1—Studio 106
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni leads the Boston Conservatory Composers Orchestra in a performance of new works by Boston Conservatory composition students.

Admission
FREE

Past Events

Event Dates
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 8:00pm
Venue
Studio 106
132 Ipswich Street (Richard Ortner Studio Building), Floor 1—Studio 106
Boston
MA
02115
United States

An evening of world premieres for orchestra composed by Boston Conservatory's composition students and performed under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni.

Event Dates
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 8:00pm
Venue
Studio 401
31 Hemenway Street, Floor 4—Studio 401
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Acclaimed ensemble-in-residence Ensemble intercontemporain joins Boston Conservatory’s contemporary ensemble in a skilled performance featuring works by French composers Pierre Boulez, Gérard Grisey, and more.

Event Dates
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Venue
Seully Hall
8 Fenway, Floor 4
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Faculty performers, faculty composers, student performers, student composers, and the renowned Ensemble intercontemporain visiting us all the way from Paris: a feast of fantastic players and eclectic pieces to celebrate what “chamber music” means as we go from the 20th century all the way to our own days.

Event Dates
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 8:00pm
Venue
Studio 106
132 Ipswich Street (Richard Ortner Studio Building), Floor 1—Studio 106
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of works directed by Kyle Brightwell and Samuel Solomon.

Event Dates
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 8:00pm
Venue
Studio 106
132 Ipswich Street (Richard Ortner Studio Building), Floor 1—Studio 106
Boston
MA
02115
United States

A concert featuring new works by Conservatory undergraduate and graduate composition students.