NEW MUSIC CONCERTS
New Music Concerts has been bringing the world’s most noted contemporary musical art forms to Toronto since its founding in 1971 by internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians Robert Aitken and Norma Beecroft. English Canada’s longest-running contemporary music series, NMC has a mandate to present recent works of Canadian and international composers in concerts covering many styles and genres, reflecting the face of contemporary music throughout the world. Since its inception NMC has presented more than 300 concerts, commissioned more than 100 Canadian and international works and performed 650 Canadian and world premières. The NMC Ensemble has performed under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Heinz Holliger and Witold Lutosławski. Among NMC’s many recordings are critically acclaimed CDs of the music of Toru Takemitsu, George Crumb and Elliott Carter which appeared on the Naxos label in 2003, 2006 and 2008 respectively.
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