New York's NOW Ensemble as Ensemble-in-Residence
A signature of this milestone season is the involvement of this year’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the critically acclaimed NOW Ensemble. Inaugurated with The Formosa Quartet in 2014, the Ensemble-in-Residence program establishes a two-year partnership with groups whose mission and projects align with the mission of Art of Élan. The residency includes performance opportunities, commissioning opportunities, and possible recording support.
Michael Mizrahi, NOW Ensemble pianist and managing director.
NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, the ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with the musical influences that reflect the diverse backgrounds of its members. They also are committed to bringing some of the most exciting composers of their generation to national and international recognition. Based in New York, they are part of the growing group of new artists under the New Amsterdam Records label.