Third Angle New Music

Third Angle New Music’s mission is to perform and record the masterworks of the twenty-first century while commissioning new works from regional and nationally recognized composers. Its bold and innovative programming, high artistic standards and tireless efforts to bring music of the 20th and 21st centuries to a diverse audience have earned it abundant critical acclaim.


Third Angle has created and presented more than 125 programs of contemporary music, commissioned more than 66 new works, and released 12 recordings to critical acclaim (Sound of the Five, the chamber music of Chen Yi, was named a top 10 recording for 2009 by National Public Radio).


Third Angle New Music pushes the boundaries of the expected with the creation and performance of contemporary works and collaborations. New music is a form of storytelling that works in harmony or dissonance with its environment, each performance providing an opportunity to rethink the conditions of the performance itself. You never know what is going to happen next, and Third Angle is anything but ordinary.