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Our Mission

New Music Concerts, now known simply as NMC, is a leader in curating, performing and promoting innovative and uncompromisingly cutting-edge music by Canadian and international composers. NMC is internationally renowned and unique in Toronto as the foremost champion of contemporary works for large chamber ensemble. After 50 years under the ingenious artistic direction of flutist, composer, and conductor, Robert Aitken, we are embarking on a transition to our new, innovative artistic director, composer, and conductor, Brian Current. 


New Music Concerts was founded in 1971 by the internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians, flutist and composer Robert Aitken and composer Norma Beecroft, to promote interest in the art of music and contemporary music in particular.

Moving forward, NMC commits to continuing the artistic rigour and excellence in the programming and performance of the best contemporary chamber music from Canada and around the globe. NMC's aim is to increasingly reflect in its programming Canada's ever-growing diversity of musicians, listeners, composers, and guest artists.  NMC’s mandate is to create a dialogue between the voices of multiple musical traditions, both Amero-Euro-centric traditions and others less well represented, thus honing our audience’s listening skills and evolving our musical vocabulary through the careful juxtaposition of varying modes of composition. We want to celebrate the work of the most creative artists across all gender identities working in new music and related art forms today. And we plan to experiment with new modes of presentation, a creative selection of venues, and, whenever possible, to collaborate with exciting partner communities who have not yet had a chance to be actively drawn into this conversation.

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