Meghan Guidry, Grants Director
Patricia Driscoll, Administrative/Grants Associate
Board of Directors
Steven Lewis, President
Kenny Smith, Treasurer
Peter Van Zandt Lane
Dubbed a five time "Classical Music Pick" by the Boston Globe, Juventas New Music Ensemble voices the musical culture of the present by featuring repertoire of composers age 35 and under. From lyrical melodies to recorded sounds from outer space, our performances are a tour de force, showcasing the most engaging music of today's generation. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the ensemble has seven core musicians augmented with guest artists to form a wide array of instrumentations—both traditional and non-traditional.
Since its founding in 2005, Juventas has showcased works by over 150 composers in more than 75 exhilarating performances and has held residencies at The Boston Conservatory (2006-present), Middlebury College (2010, 2011), and Harvard University (2011, 2012). Juventas has also collaborated on several recording projects with Parma Records and with individual composers.
This season, we will be producing a full album of new music by young composers with the support of New Dynamic Records. In addition to chamber
music concert, our performances have included collaborations with visual artists, dancers, scientists and political activists. Juventas also produces an annual Opera Project, featuring a new, fully-staged production each season. Our recent productions have received The American Prize for Best Professional Opera Production (2012) and the National Opera Association Award for Best Professional Production (1st place 2011, 2nd place 2012).
With more than 70 exhilarating concerts under our belt, we continue to showcase high-energy performances in our 2012-2013 season including a collaboration with People Movers Dance, a world premiere of Polina Nazaykinskaya's opera The Magic Mirror, and a return to Club Oberon for a performance of Juventas unMET! As an ensemble-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, we're excited to continue our educational work and reach out to new, young talents.