2015-16 Season Announcement


New Amsterdam 2015-16
Season Announcement:


NewAm / New Works Benefit Nov. 2 at National Sawdust

New residency with National Sawdust,
upcoming partnerships with Art of Élan, and return of the
Ecstatic Festival, Apples & Olives Festival, and the Liquid Music Series

The Colorado Project presented in partnership with VisionIntoArt

New releases from Sarah Kirkland SniderDan Trueman & Adam Sliwinski,
Ted HearneTIGUE
Daniel Wohl, Deerhoof & Dal Niente,
The Colorado Project
 and more

Tours from Roomful of TeethBattle TranceNOW Ensemble,
Vicky Chow performing Tristan Perich's Surface Image
Daniel Wohl's Holographic
 and more


New Amsterdam is excited to announce our upcoming events, partnerships, and album releases for the 2015-16 season. In addition to our many highly-anticipated album releases and multiple tours from NewAm artists, we are also thrilled to announce a new residency at National Sawdust, an upcoming partnership with San Diego's Art of Élan in 2016-17, and the return of theEcstatic Music Festival in New York and Apples & Olives Festival in Switzerland.

As we head into the end of 2015, we are excited to celebrate the upcoming Untitled Opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, at our annual Benefit Gala, November 2 at National Sawdust. Co-produced by NewAm and currently being developed at 3LD Art & Technology Center and the Wassaic Project, the opera is a collaboration between composer and NewAm co-director Judd Greenstein, director Joshua Frankel, choreographer Will Rawls, and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Tracy K. Smith. Tickets and more info here.


Furthermore, NewAm is excited to be apart of National Sawdust's debut season. As part of our residency at the new venue, we will be unveiling new albums with record release events throughout the season. These events start on Nov. 1 with Ted Hearne's The Source, and continue on Nov. 14 celebrating TIGUE's debut album, Peaks.

We are also thrilled to be expanding our presenting efforts on the West Coast. In the 2016-17 season, we will be partnering with San Diego's Art of Élan, a pioneering chamber music series which seeks to bring unique music events and the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. In advance of our partnership, Art of Élan will strongly feature composers and ensembles from the NewAm community in their 2015-16 season, titled "Crossing the Divide," which will include works by composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Missy Mazzoli, Judd Greenstein, Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly and Anna Clyne, among others. The first event of the season will be on Oct. 13 at The Glashaus, featuring NewAm's own NOW EnsembleOn Nov. 3, the season will continue with Art of Élan's first concert collaboration with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, focusing on composers Judd Greenstein, Anna Clyne and Missy Mazzoli.

Looking forward to 2016, the highly-celebrated Ecstatic Music Festival will be returning to New York's Merkin Hall from January-April, and the Apples & Olives Festival in Switzerland will return in March. Additionally, NewAm will be continuing as an associate presenter of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's groundbreaking Liquid Music Series and as a partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, presenting Daniel Wohl's Holographic in February 2016.


In conjunction with our presenting efforts this coming season, New Amsterdam Records is also proud to be releasing new albums from Sarah Kirkland SniderDan Trueman and Adam SliwinskiTed Hearne and TIGUE in 2015. To celebrate these records, album release shows will be held this fall throughout New York City, starting with Dan Trueman's Nostalgic Synchronic at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Oct. 6. The release shows continue at National Sawdust on Nov. 1 for Ted Hearne's The Source and Nov. 14 for TIGUE's Peaks.

Looking forward to 2016, we will see more highly-anticipated releases from Daniel Wohl; Finnegan Shanahan and Contemporaneous; Michael Mizrahi; Deerhoof, Dal Niente, and Marcos Balter; and The Colorado Project, with more to be announced soon.

Numerous NewAm recording artists will also be touring this season, including Roomful of Teeth, Battle Trance, Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich, and more. Click here for a full list of tour dates for each artist.


This season is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature.