NEMPAC Artist Series

RFP for NEMPAC Artist Series for the 2024/25 Season!

After 10 years of the Winter Concert Series under the brilliant leadership of former Artistic Director, Christina Wright-Ivanova, we are resetting this concert program to be inclusive of all genres of music, and to give the chance for individual artists, groups, and ensembles to curate concerts from their own voices and perspectives.  We welcome all professional artists to apply to this new concert program.  Concerts will happen between October 2024 and May 2025.

Be sure to read through our informational document before filling out the application linked here

Artists must submit an online application linked here, and include work samples.  The application deadline is July 26, 2024.

Key features of the Artist Series program and application are below:

  • Open to individual artists, groups, and ensembles
  • Open to all genres of music
  • The chance to perform in unique, intimate performance spaces in the North End, Charlestown, and surrounding neighborhoods
  • A conversation component to create dialogue with our audiences
  • Potential collaboration with NEMPAC educational team to incorporate an educational component

About the 2023/2024 Series

NEMPAC produces regular concert programs annually, featuring local professional musicians in Boston. Formerly called the Professional Musicians Series, consists of a set of recitals designed to present creative classical music programs to Boston and New England. Our concerts feature both local Boston professional artists and musicians, as well as highly acclaimed musicians from America and around the world. Programs are presented in comfortable, intimate, unique venues in and around the North End, Charlestown, and surrounding neighborhoods in the City of Boston. Going into our 2024/2025 Season we are brining some big changes to this series.  Please read above for more information!

Former musicians and groups presented in the series have included Castle of Our Skins, Hub New Music, soprano Sigourney Cook, and pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova.

The 2023-24 Season has consisted of a program featuring Fred Springer, Guitarist in October 2023, the Amore Concert at City Winery on February 14th featuring the NEMPAC Opera Project, and lastly violinist, Brooks Berg on May 3rd.  More information on these and other performances can be located on our upcoming events calendar.

Commitment to Access

NEMPAC is working towards ensuring all members of our communities are included and have equal access. We pledge to ensure all have access to our facilities and programs. The Bijou de la Vida gallery at 390 Commercial Street, home of our Winter Concert Series this season, is ADA-compliant. Please note that the March 23rd concert will take place at 50 Tileston Street (NEMPAC’s Headquarters) in the North End.

History of the NEMPAC Concert Series

The NEMPAC Winter Concert Series (formerly known as Professional Musicians Series) began in 2015 with a special Italian Heritage Month concert featuring Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo and Pianist, Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova that was hosted at St. Stephen’s Church in the North End. After receiving a strong feedback and interest from the community and Ms. Ivanova’s expertise in classical music, this first concert sprung into a regular music series featuring some of Boston’s most highly prestigious classical musicians. With a goal to eliminate barriers between audience members and the artists, and to make classical music more approachable, the programs were brought to comfortable, intimate venues seating between 30 to 60 guests. These venue locations in Boston have included Bijou de la Vida private art gallery; North Bennet Street School, Steinert Hall on the Steinway Building; Tresca; Lucia Ristorante; La Galleria 33 Ristorante.


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