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Robert Aitken, artistic director

16 August 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Season

Each year I approach this season’s greetings with apprehension as I am never quite sure where this little paragraph will take me. After 44 seasons, we can look back and attempt to assess what has been achieved and where we are going. As most of you know, I believe New Music Concerts should present challenging music. That means someone needs to be challenged – the composer, the performer or the listener, and hopefully all three. It also implies that “high art” is not just entertainment; there needs to be a deeper message. It’s our job to seek out these ideas, and in many cases, foster their development through commissions. We appreciate that our devoted audience understands what we are attempting and the risks involved. Thank you for undertaking this quest with us over the past four and a half decades. Please join us and be challenged.

Yours sincerely,
Robert Aitken, founding artistic director