Hub New Music
Called “contemporary chamber trailblazers” by the Boston Globe, Hub New Music–composed of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello–is forging new pathways in 21st-century repertoire.
The ensemble’s ambitious commissioning projects and “appealing programs” (New Yorker) celebrate the rich diversity of today’s classical music landscape. Its performances have been described as “gobsmacking” (Cleveland Classical), “innovative” (WBUR), and “the cutting edge of new classical music” (Taos News).
Hub’s 2021-22 highlights include concerts presented by the Morgan Library and Museum, Celebrity Series of Boston, Seattle Symphony, Soka Performing Arts Center, and Williams Center for the Performing Arts. Season residencies include visits to Baylor, Portland State, Illinois State, and Georgetown universities. The coming season brings premieres of new works by Nathalie Joachim, Laura Kaminsky, and Nina C. Young. In fall 2021, the Library of Congress presented the “virtual premiere” of Hub’s collaboration with composer Carlos Simon, Requiem for the Enslaved, which will tour in 2022-23. Simon’s large-scale work honors the lives of 272 slaves sold by Georgetown University (where Simon serves on the faculty) in 1838, and features spoken-word artist Marco Pavé, trumpeter Jared Bailey, and Simon on piano.
Hub’s debut album, Soul House, released on New Amsterdam Records in 2020 was called “ingenious and unequivocally gorgeous” by the Boston Globe. The ensemble’s upcoming recording with Silkroad’s Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi) and Asia-America New Music Institute (AANMI) will be released on Tōrō Records in 2022. Other upcoming recording projects include Carlos Simon’s Requiem for the Enslaved, and Michael Ippolito’s abstract-expressionist inspired work, Capriccio. The group will also be featured on Eric Nathan’s portrait album, Missing Words, to be released on New Focus Recordings.
Hub New Music is a group of passionate educators whose approach to teaching melds the artistic and entrepreneurial facets of modern musicianship. The ensemble was recently in residence with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship program, working with 10 outstanding high school aged composers. Other residency activities include those at New England Conservatory, Princeton, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, UC Irvine, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2021/22 the ensemble continues its K-12 program, HubLab, that uses graphic scores and improvisation to create group compositions with students of all levels.
Hub New Music owes thanks to its supporters including Chamber Music America, the Cricket Foundation, Boston Cultural Council, the Florence & Joseph Mandel Family Foundation, Johnstone Fund for New Music, Amphion Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and Alice M. Ditson Fund for Contemporary Music at Columbia University. The ensemble’s name is inspired by its founding city of Boston’s reputation as a hub of innovation. Hub New Music is exclusively represented by Unfinished Side.
The Hausmann Quartet
Well-known to Del Mar audiences through their appearances on the Del Mar Foundation's First Thursdays concert series, the Hausmann Quartet is one of Southern California's finest chamber ensembles.
We were thrilled to be able to welcome them to Del Mar for an exciting week of music making!
The Hausmann Quartet has established itself as an integral part of the cultural life of Southern California since its arrival in San Diego in 2010. As faculty Artists-in-Residence at San Diego State University they teach and organize the chamber music program, engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and visit local schools for concerts and clinics on behalf of the School of Music and Dance. Their latest endeavor is Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series on a historic ferry boat exploring the string quartet repertoire through Haydn’s quartet cycle. They pioneered interactive programs for students, adult amateur musicians and local seniors, veterans and homeless with support from Mainly Mozart, the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and ACMP, and continue to administer and direct these programs as their own non-profit organization serving the Greater San Diego area, with recent grants from the California Arts Council and County of San Diego. Founded in the summer of 2004 at Lyricafest, they have recently been hailed as “Excellent” by the San Diego Union-Tribune, which stated, “Their outstanding virtue is a rare one: the ability to disappear into and behind whatever they are playing, leaving only the music in view.” They maintain an active performance schedule throughout North America and Asia. The members of the Hausmann Quartet are violinists Isaac Allen and Bram Goldstein, violist Angela Choong and cellist Alex Greenbaum.
For more information about the Hausmann Quartet, please visit hausmannquartet.com.
The FF Collective
The FF Collective is a women-led and founded performing arts and music collective active in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles creating distinctive choral, opera, pop, jazz, caroling and solo concerts.
Founded by fierce femmes, the FF Collective creates and curates unique performance experiences. They are dedicated to amplifying women’s voices, providing opportunities for San Diego and Southern California performers, and bringing performer-led experiences to new audiences.
The FF Collective is dedicated to elevating local vocal talent, and recently presented full-length performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Verdi’s La Traviata. Co-founders and Directors Tasha Hokuao Koontz and Sarah-Nicole Ruddy Carter are both accomplished operatic singers with credits including important roles at San Diego Opera, Central City Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and solo engagements with the Chicago and San Diego Symphonies.
“Konstantin Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a “young pianist who captivates” with his “distinctive lyricism”, “immaculate technique” and “vigor...refinement... and drama”
The New York Times
2019 Innovation Award Winner from Music Academy Of The West, pianist, composer, librettist, and actor Konstantin Soukhovetski is an artist of singular vision bringing theater and music together while bridging classical and popular genres.
This season, Konstantin premiered SPARKS, a composition created for him by award-winning composer, Polina Nazaykinskaya, and has appeared with Musimelange and the musicians of the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. Konstantin also gave world the premiere and recorded a new ballet by Ms. Nazaykinskaya, “Nostalgia,” choreographed by Pascal Rioult of Rioult Dance at the Joyce Theater in New York City.
Konstantin has appeared as an actor on both theater stage and film and is currently producing reality-webisodes The Real Pianists Of The Hamptons at Pianofest in The Hamptons where he has been Artist-in-Residence since 2011.
Konstantin is a recipient of over 15 awards and is an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he has earned his BM, MM, and AD degrees under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. In 2020 Konstantin joined the adjunct faculty of his alma mater. In 2022 Konstantin was named Director of Pedagogy and Narrative Musicianship at Bronx School For Music. Born in Moscow to a family of artists he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, under the auspices of the Moscow State Conservatory, with Anatoly Ryabov.