nienteForte presents – Hub New Music – “What’s in a Decade”


Hub New Music is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an ambitious commissioning project spanning 2023 and 2024. Included in this project are works by today’s most celebrated composers along with a newly developed fellowship program with recent graduate of the Luna Composition Lab, Sage Shurman. The residency hosted by nienteForte in New Orleans will feature a world-premiere by Jessica Meyer commissioned for Hub, along with works by Daniel Thomas Davis, Angléica Negrón, and Nina C. Young.

Since our organization’s founding in 2013, Hub has maintained an unyielding dedication to building a repertoire that is uniquely ours. With our instrumentation being both non-traditional and full of untapped artistic potential, it was clear from the onset that commissioning music would be the lifeblood of what we do.

Being active commissioners of new music has also fostered a creative community we cherish deeply. Over the years, the composers with whom we collaborate have become close colleagues and friends. Our artistic process forges relationships built on mutual trust, willingness to explore uncharted territory, and a desire to imagine something special to that time and place. The energy in that process is indescribable.

Creating a body of music that reflects the world we collectively inhabit is also a high priority in Hub. For us that means building a lexicon that transcends borders imposed by genre. It means curating large projects in which programmed works converse with one another around a central theme, like friends at a dinner party. It means creating a repertoire in which all voices are heard and valued equally.

For our tenth anniversary, we’ve asked an esteemed cohort of composers to usher Hub into our second decade. These composers offer us the opportunity to further push the envelope of our creativity, and build an ever larger community around the work we love. We’re beyond thrilled to celebrate our tenth birthday party in this way, and can’t wait to have you there.