Renowned for its beautiful interpretation of contemporary works, Kolot Ensemble (“voices”) explores the multicultural experience of contemporary music and is committed to emerging composers. Kolot Ensemble has become a voice for new works and an advocate for collaboration between audience, performers, and composer.
Originally formed in 2006 with a focus on music written by Jewish and Israeli composers, Kolot Ensemble broadened its scope in 2008 to give expression to the diverse musical backgrounds of its members and of today’s culture. As a result, the Ensemble’s programs are uniquely positioned to combine solo and chamber pieces, creating musical experiences that journey through a multiplicity of styles and dynamic combinations.
The Ensemble is currently working on several different programs of contemporary music, each of which includes at least one premiere of an emerging composer. In April 2008 the Ensemble performed in Carnegie Hall as part of the David Krakauer Workshop: Exploring Klezmer. Other performances have included collaborations with the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and The School of Music at Ohio State University, the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance in New York, and the American Composers Alliance. Kolot Ensemble continues to work closely with the American Composers Alliance as a featured ensemble in its annual festival at Symphony Space in New York City.
Claude Baker — Composer; Professor of Music Composition, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bruce Brubaker — Pianist; Piano Department Chair, New England Conservatory of Music
David Dzubay — Composer; Composition Department Chair, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music,
Gina Genova — Executive Director, American Composers Alliance