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Benefit 2014: Honoring Marilyn Nonken

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September 2014
03:00 PM EDT
October 2014
08:00 PM EDT
GOAL $5,000.00
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Benefit 2014: Honoring Marilyn Nonken

Supporting NCP means supporting new music, the performers, the creation of new and innovative art, and the emerging artists for whom the group provides valuable opportunities.

At this year's benefit, The Nouveau Classical Project will honor pianist Marilyn Nonken with the 2014 NCP Visionary Award. This award recognizes innovative leaders whose work has made a significant impact on the new music community. In addition to being an incredible musician, Ms. Nonken is the Director of Piano Studies at New York University and recently wrote the book "The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Debussy and Scriabin to the Digital Age," published by Cambridge University Press.

The evening will feature a concert of classical and new music, fine food and drink, and good company! We are continually expanding the scope of our projects thanks to the support of generous donors.

About The Nouveau Classical Project

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is "bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.

To provide opportunities for composers, NCP holds annual Calls for Scores, Calls for Proposals, and commissions new work via the NCP Commissioning Fund. The collaborative nature of its work also allows the ensemble to create opportunities for artists from a variety of disciplines.

NCP has performed at exciting venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fisher, (le) poisson rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Symphony Space, The Center for Fiction, and Issue Project Room as part of MATA’s Interval series. Fashion shows include CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, Kempner Collection, Ecco Domani winner Novis, Tanya Taylor, and more. Its projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and other generous foundations and individual donors.

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