The Juventas Team
Charlotte McKechnie, Staff Associate
Board of Directors
Peter Van Zandt Lane, President
Kenny Smith, Treasurer
Daniel Schwartz, Clerk
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 showcase 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 90 exhilarating performances and has held residencies at The Boston Conservatory (2006-2009), 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, Juventas will produce a full album of new music by young composers with the support of New Dynamic Records.
In addition to chamber music concerts, our performances regularly include collaborations - with visual artists, dancers, scientists, political activists and others. 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).
We continue to showcase high-energy performances in our 2013-2014 season, including a collaboration with People Movers Dance, performances of our world premiere opera, The Magic Mirror, at the New York International Fringe Festival, and another world premiere opera - Dominick DiOrio's The Little Blue One.
- To learn about the benefits of Juventas working with your college or university, contact Artistic Director Lidiya Yankovskaya.