Holiday greetings to all New Music Circle’s friends and fellow music lovers. We bring an outstanding 2014 to a close and look forward to more excitement in the year to come.
We began this year by welcoming Joshua Abram’s Natural Information Society to a full house at Joe’s Café. This concert was followed by renowned flutist Claire Chase leading members of The International Contemporary Ensemble in a thrilling concert at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Our 55th season came to a resounding close at the annual NMC Showcase, featuring a variety of musical innovators working in genres ranging from improvisational jazz to electronic music. (For a full recap of our shows, click here.)
This season we continue to provide Saint Louis with fresh creative music. From guitarist Mary Halvorson’s trio at Joe’s Café to saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and pianist Craig Taborn at The Stage at KDHX, New Music Circle persists as one of the most adventurous presenting organizations in the Midwest. At the same time, we are proving that we can attract a large and diverse audience.
No less important for us is our work in community outreach. Many of the artists we feature will also present one or more workshops. These interactions with smaller groups provide an opportunity for people to meet and learn from the artists in a more intimate setting.
The top-notch concerts and workshops we provide are costly—far more money than we take in from ticket sales and modest agency support. We rely on the financial support of people who love creative music to make possible all that we offer.
To those of you who have responded to our mail solicitation we extend our heartfelt gratitude. To all others, please consider what New Music Circle means to you and your community, and support it as generously as you can. Donations of $100 or more are invaluable, but whatever you can afford will be truly appreciated and put to good and frugal use.
Simply click Donate or mail your check to:
New Music Circle
PO Box 9337
St. Louis, MO 63117
With sincere thanks,
New Music Circle President