New Music Ensemble
The nationally recognized New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University is dedicated to bringing audiences the most significant music of our time. Founded in 2006 by its director Bill Ryan, the ensemble performs an incredible variety of music. From landmark compositions of the Twentieth Century, to the most recent works of this new century, their concerts are stimulating, entertaining and unpredictable.
The group has been profiled in numerous publications including the New York Times and Billboard Magazine, and featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, and WNYC's Radiolab. They performed at the 2007 Bang On a Can Marathon in New York, at the 2008 College Music Society National Conference in Atlanta, in 2009 as members of the all-star ensemble assembled by the Kronos Quartet to perform on the "In C" 45th Anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall, at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, and at the 2011 Make Music New York summer festival.
The ensemble has released three critically acclaimed recordings named to best release lists by the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Weekly, Time Out Chicago, and many others. A track from their second CD, In C Remixed, was recently heard on MTV's new hit series Teen Wolf. Their first CD, Steve Reich's, Music for 18 Musicians, was recently named one of the top five classical recordings of the decade by WNYC’s John Schaefer, as well as being named the #1 classical recording of the decade in the WNYC Soundcheck listener poll.
The New Music Ensemble is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists. For further information please visit the ensemble website at www.newmusicensemble.org
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