Juventas Appoints OLIVER CAPLAN Artistic Director
Juventas New Music Ensemble has appointed composer Oliver Caplan as its new Artistic Director. “Since Juventas’ founding over a decade ago, its musicians and composers have matured into some of the most talented artists in Boston,” says Mr. Caplan. “I look forward to building on this legacy to advance our art form for musicians and audiences alike, curating the best contemporary music being written today.”
As Juventas’ fourth leader, he brings a unique blend of artistic and administrative experience, having collaborated with Juventas from multiple vantage points over the past decade. Juventas’ long-term artistic partnership with Mr. Caplan has already included performances of 15 of his works, including 5 premieres, and the recording of his forthcoming album You Are Not Alone.
Board President John A. Carey says, “Oliver is the right leader to guide Juventas into the next decade. He is deeply committed to Juventas’ mission and brings both a strong understanding of our past and visionary ideas for our future.”
Read more about Oliver Caplan
Read the press release
Read the letter from Board President John A. Carey
JOIN US FOR OUR 2017-2018 SEASON!
September 23 — October 1, 2017
Juventas is proud to present the Boston New Music Festival which will take place September 23 through October 1, 2017 and aims to introduce Boston’s thriving new music scene to the public in a week of concerts, masterclasses, and networking. The festival will feature 21st century composers and music, creating a unique spotlight on the rich new music community in Boston.
Performance dates coming soon!
Juventas premieres Freedom Ride, a new opera by composer Dan Shore, this season. Freedom Ride recounts the story of Sylvie Davenport, a young college student in 1960's Louisiana and her adventure falling in love and becoming involved in the Freedom Rides, an integral event in the American Civil Rights Movement.