Marshall Miles Interviews Peter Askim: Next Festival Returns to Music Mountain and the Stissing Center

Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2022, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists provides young performers and composers (ages 20-30) with an immersion into 21st century music. Designed to cultivate the next generation of 360° artists, the Festival focuses on contemporary music, entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and developing artist citizens.

At the forefront of supporting artists since the early days of the pandemic, the Next Festival has presented more than 75 free virtual workshops, talks and collaborations, creating a worldwide community of like-minded artists. The 2022 Festival returns to in-person activities for its 10th season.

Friday, June 3, 2022 — 6 PM
Chamber Music

The Stissing Center
2950 Church Street
Pine Plains, NY 12567

The Next Festival presents a program of chamber music curated and performed by the 2022 Next Fest Fellows. A great opportunity to see the artists of tomorrow in a beautiful and intimate setting.

Tickets are pay as you wish


Saturday, June 4, 2022 — 6 PM
The Next Festival of Emerging Artists’ Orchestra featuring Pamela Z

Music Mountain, Gordon Hall
225 Music Mountain Road
Falls Village, CT 06031

Performance Fellows collaborate and perform alongside guest artist composer/vocalist Pamela Z, and perform world premieres by composer/violist Jessica Meyer, composer/hornist Jeff Scott (Imani Winds), composer/pianist Liliya Ugay and Peter Askim (The Next Festival’s Artistic Director), plus a world premiere string orchestra arrangement of Carbon Song Cycle – music by Pamela Z and video by Christina McPhee.

The Festival is a multi-week experience comprised of performances, individual lessons, coachings, workshops and masterclasses for 20 participating string players. With residencies and performances in Connecticut and New YorkFellows create their own programs of study, participate in workshops and recording sessions of new works, and explore multi-disciplinary collaboration and improvisation with composers, choreographers and dancers.

Our 2022 Festival features renowned guest artists, masterclasses, workshops and in-person and virtual collaborations. String players collaborate and perform alongside Guest Artist composer/vocalist Pamela Z, and perform world premieres by composer/violist and Resident Entrepreneurial Artist Jessica Meyer, hornist Jeff Scott (Imani Winds, Oberlin Conservatory), composer/pianist Liliya Ugay and Peter Askim (The Next Festival’s Artistic Director).

Other activities include collaborative sessions led by dancer/choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, career workshops with Alecia Lawyer (ROCO, oboist), a composer workshop, mentorship with social media/marketing consultant Jamie Bensonand more!


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