New Muse at the Library
New Muse Concerts in partnership with the Charleston County Public Library, presents free concerts in its many branches, reaching a broad audience. While waiting to perform live again, we’ve videotaped and presented two free, online concerts in collaboration with the library: Mosquito Dance and Other Tales, and Songs of Heaven and Earth. These concerts are permanently on view on our website, here.
New Muse Goes to School
New Muse has developed a delightful program to be presented in schools — a work for solo violin and narrator that tells the beloved story of Ferdinand, the peaceable bull. This program is ready to go when the time is right for in-person performances.
You | Muse
New Muse completed a project called You | Muse to stay in touch with our audiences in the spring of 2020. We invited our listeners to submit a favorite piece or song — any genre, any style, any time period — and we responded with a piece in turn — a musical dialogue. The response was remarkable. Together we created a library of musical pairs, featured on our website. Have a listen.
New Muse at the Gibbes
New Muse is excited about our forthcoming project in collaboration with Charleston’s Gibbes Museum of Art. From April 30 to October 3, 2021, The Gibbes will be showing two exhibits of Japanese woodblock prints and the art inspired by them: Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection, and Japonisme in Charleston: Alice Smith and Her Circle.
In connection with these shows, New Muse will present a concert called Nexus: Music at the Crossroads of East and West, a program for violin and piano featuring four composers who exchanged ideas across cultures, eras, and geography — with music by Rudolf Dittrich, Tōru Takemitsu, Somei Satoh, and Claude Debussy.