Here at New Amsterdam, we exist to catalyze the ideas and careers of our uniquely unclassifiable artists, and we rely heavily on our community of passionate and creative supporters to realize that mission.
Importantly, most of our artists defy categorization, and that lack of categorization is integral to their success. This is why we are so committed to providing creators with an organization that is just as genre-less and just as forward-thinking as their own changing creative processes.
This year was a huge year for NewAm and for our artists. For the first time, we’re co-producing a fully-staged opera titled A Marvelous Order; we just began a two-year residency at Brooklyn’s ultra-hip new venue National Sawdust; we continued our successful partnerships with the Ecstatic Music Festival and the River to River Festival; and we’ve welcomed Emily Bookwalter as our Executive Director to lead us into a bright future of more robustly serving our field.
2015 has been a great year for NewAm’s 10 album releases too. Just this month, Roomful of Teeth’s sophomore album Render was nominated for a GRAMMY Award, Ted Hearne’s The Source made the New York Times’ “Best Classical Recordings of 2015” list and The New Yorker’s “Notable Performances and Recordings of 2015” list, and our artists were featured and praised in dozens of diverse national outlets throughout the year for their distinctly unique voices.
Without forcing these voices into boxes, even the smallest of projects can catalyze an entirely new or robust direction. We believe in this post-genre approach because we believe in our artists and their successes as they've repeatedly followed their artistic intuition.
If you too want to be a part of the successes of this year and beyond by catalyzing new opportunities for unique artists, please support New Amsterdam this Holiday Season.
The New Amsterdam Team
(Sarah, Bill, Judd, Michael H, Emily, Michael M, Erika, Curt, Molly)
As a thank you for your generosity, donors receive a free recording of Ted Hearne’s Outlanders.