“The next time [Hub New Music] offers a concert, go, listen, and be changed” - the Boston Globe
Hub New Music is a mixed quartet of “young intrepids” (WQXR) exploring a richly diverse palette of 21st century sounds. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, violin and cello, Hub has been praised for performances that are “elegant and exacting” (The Boston Globe) and inspire a “refreshing sense of pure joy and innocence.” (New Classic LA).
In recent seasons, Hub has enjoyed working with some of today’s most innovative musical minds including Evan Ziporyn, Kati Agocs, Daniel Wohl, Andrew Rindfleisch, and Robert Honstein. Upcoming projects for the 2017/18 season include Soul House, a program exploring concepts of memory and reflection that is centered around a newly commissioned work by Robert Honstein. Hub will also premiere a new quartet by Rome-prize winning composer Andrew Rindfleisch and record its debut album. Highlights for the 2017/18 season include performances and residencies at Cutting Edge Concerts (NYC), inaugural Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival, University of Michigan, and Lehigh University.
As curators and collaborative artists, Hub New Music has brought several large scale initiatives into fruition. These include recent portrait concerts of Andrew Norman and Kati Agócs, both of which garnered critical acclaim from the Boston Globe. For its visionary programming as both a quartet and as collaborators, Hub was named one of WQXR's Q2 Music's "10 Cutting-Edge Ensembles That Have Captured the Imagination" in 2016.
The ensemble are also passionate educators whose approach to teaching places contemporary music within the context of a centuries old yet rapidly evolving musical tradition. Working with student performers and composers alike at residencies across the country, Hub trains future generations of contemporary artists and places strong emphasis on arts entrepreneurship as a vital component of a musical education. Hub has had the recent pleasure of holding residencies at the New England Conservatory, University of Michigan, Northeastern University, and University of California at Riverside.
Hub New Music owes thanks to its supporters including the Cricket Foundation, Boston Cultural Council, the Florence & Joseph Mandel Family Foundation, and New England Conservatory Office of Entrepreneurial Musicianship. The ensemble’s name is inspired by its founding city of Boston and the notion that a hub is a center of innovation.