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NYNME's commissions

Over the past 40 years NYNME has been a powerful and vital force in the new music commissioning scene, commissioning over 100 composers to write fresh works for the ensemble, many of which have become staples of the 20th and 21st century repertoire.

Patricia Leonard has been appointed New York New Music Ensemble’s new Managing Director in September 2019. In this leadership role, she will oversee the ensemble's operations to include concert production, marketing, board relations, philanthropy and exciting new initiatives. Patricia has held prominent positions with major arts organizations...

*Ken Ueno - And the Seven Angels Rejoiced (2019) composed for NYNME at the Resnick-Passlof Foundation

*David Rakowski - Dream Logic (2018)

*Ben Hackbarth - Lockstep Variations (2018)

*Alexandre Lunsqui - Telluris Heat (2018)

^Richard Carrick - Sandstone(s) (2017) at the Pacific Rim Festival

^Uzong Choe - Kumiri (2017) at the Pacific Rim Festi...

NYNME is incredibly thrilled to be a 2016 Koussevitsky Award Recipient from the Library of Congress for a newly commissioned work from Alexandre Lunsqui. We are honored to be recognized alongside Zosha Di Castri and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); David Fulmer and Spektral Quartet; Felipe Lara and Ensemble Modern (Germany); and Amy...

NYNME's latest album, "Pieces of Genius" featuring the music of Lukas Foss was just released on Albany Records.  Download the album from iTunes here.

NYNME celebrates their 40th Anniversary Season with three concerts that showcase masterworks they've commissioned from the past, with new works of today.

Flashbacks: November 7th, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute

43A West 13th Street

Jayn Rosenfeld, flutes; Jean Kopperud, clarinets; Christopher Finckel, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano; Daniel Druckm...

Jonathan Dawe All Kinds of Time (2000)

Marina Rosenfeld flutescene (2000)

Melinda Wagner Wick (2000)

Robert Dick A New Prehistory (2001)

David Felder partial {dist}res{s}toration (2001)

Richard Festinger A Dream Foretold (2001)

Elliot Gyger Polishing Firewood (2001)

Stuart Jones Transmogrifications 111 (2001)

Stephen Dembski Only Yesterday (2002)


Dorrance Stalvey Exordium/Genesis/Dawn (1990)

John Eaton Peer Gynt (1991)

David Froom Chamber Concerto (1991)

C. Bryan Rulon Res Facta (1991)

Charles Wuorinen Twang (1991)

James Yannatos Eight Haiku (1991)

Martin Boykan Echoes of Petrarch (1992)

William Brooks Makers, A Theatrical Piece for Instrumentalists (1992) Elizabeth Brown Liguria (1999)

Ann C...

Thomas Barker 10/22 (R-681.7) (1981)

Stephen Dembski Alba (1981)

Charles Wuorinen New York Notes (1981/82)

Tobias Picker The Blue Hula (1982)

Susan Blaustein Sextet (1983)

Frank Brickle Stolen Kisses (1983)

Andrew Imbrie Pilgrimage (1983)

John Cage Music for Six (1984)

Stephen Jaffe Rhythm of the Running Plow (1984-5)

Susan Blaustein Out of Pandora’s...

Alan Cox Metamorphoses (1975)

Kristi Allik Trio (1976)

George Edwards Sonda (1976)

Murray Gross Quintet (1976)

David Hicks Currents (1976)

Thomas Kessler Piano Control (1976)

Arthur Berger Composition for Piano 4-Hands (1977)

Stephen Dembski Trio (1977)

Tod Machover Yoku Mireba (1977)

Joan Panetti Crystals (1977)

George Edwards Veined Variety (1978)


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New York New Music Ensemble

Patricia Leonard, Managing Director


Board of Directors

Jonathan Dawe, Chair

Sheree Clement
Stephen Dembski
David Felder

in memoriam, Mario Davidovsky

Richard Hennessy

Jayn Rosenfeld

Mary Richie Smith

Howard Stokar

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