Collage New Music
Collage New Music is a classical music ensemble specialising in performance of works by 20th- and 21st-century composers. It was founded in 1972 by percussionist Frank Epstein who served as its Music Director until 1991. Since that time its Director has been the conductor David Hoose.
Collage New Music is a Boston based ensemble. Since 2009, their main performing venue has been the Longy School of Music's Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall. Since its inception in 1972, Collage New Music has maintained a reputation for performing works by the great composers of the 20th and 21st century, such as Edgar Varese, John Cage, Yehudi Wyner, Olivier Messian, and Joan Tower. Collage opened the 2001 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood with a concert featuring composers long associated with the ensemble: Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, and Donald Sur. While honoring the music of the earlier 20th century, Collage has a longstanding tradition of commissioning new works by living composers and often providing many Boston premieres.
Collage also host a composer-in-residence each year that allows the ensemble to engage with young Boston composers, and attain a consistent working relationship with the community through various outreach activities. Collage now host annual composer competitions for high school students, fostering the development and progression of music.
- Christopher Krueger, flute
- Jennifer Slowik, oboe
- Robert Annis, clarinet
- Craig McNutt, percussion
- Christopher Oldfather, piano
- Catherine French, violin
- Anne Black, viola
- Joel, Moerschel, cello
- David Hoose, conductor
Board of Trustees
- Frank Epstein, President
- Geoffrey Peters, Treasurer
- Susan DeLong Clerk
- Michael Cucurullo
- Phyllis Curtin
- Lenny Goldstein
- Bradley Gorney
- John Kochevar
- Francoise Moros
- Doane Perry
- Ruth Scheer
- Honorary Trustees
- Nicholas Anagnostis
- Charles Blyth
- Stephen Senturia
- Collage New Music Performs Donald Sur. Label: Albany Records (2009)
- Harbison: Mottetti Di Montale – David Hoose, conductor; Janice Felty & Margaret Lattimore; Collage New Music. Label: Koch International Classics (2005)
- Joan Tower (Track 5: Noon Dance performed by Collage New Music). Label: Composers Recordings (1994)
Awards and Nominations
- Nominated for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Small Ensemble for John Harbison: Mottetti di Montale 
- The Berkshire Review for the Arts (September 2008). "The Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music". Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- Eichler, Jeremy (28 January 2009). "Collage New Music attends to works of the recent past". Boston Globe. Retrieved 29 November 2011 (subscription required).
- CBS Boston (24 January 2011). "Boston's Best New/Contemporary Classical Music. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- Dyer, Richard (11 August 2001). "Collage New Music Turns to the New Yet Familiar". Boston Globe. Retrieved 29 November 2011 (subscription required).
- Lane, Peter Van Zandt (11 February 2010). "Collage New Music Brings New Perspectives on America's Pulse". The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- Source: Collage New Music. Board of Trustees. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- Green, Aaron. "48th Annual Grammy Awards: Classical Music Best Small Ensemble Performance Nominees". About.com Guide. Retrieved 29 November 2011