will take place June 13 - 15, 2014
Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
Guest artists: Hank Roberts and guitarist Bill Frisell, Mike Block and percussionist Sandeep Das, Stephan Braun (Germany), Pierre Michaud (Belgium), Cello en Vogue (Germany) and Aupaquartet (Spain).
The New Directions Cello Festival is a performance and educational forum for non-classical cello, featuring performances, workshops, and jam sessions led by guest artists (and their groups) who are pioneering new directions for cellists in a wide variety of styles. Keep an eye on this website for the latest information. Also join our Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/136856902991541/
You can find out more about individual past festivals by clicking below.
New Directions Cello Festivals History and Mission
History and Mission
Since 1995, the New Directions Cello Festival has provided a forum for the exchange of music and ideas in the field of nonclassical and alternative cello.
We strive to embrace all styles of music not commonly taught at music schools, especially those that incorporate improvisation.
Since our first festival in New York City's Knitting Factory (1995), our annual festival has presented a veritable who's who of nonclassical cello in New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California and now in Ithaca New York. Some of the cellists who have graced our stages include; David Darling, Eugene Friesen, David Baker, Mark Summer, Jami Sieber, Vincent Courtois, Stephen Katz, Ernst Reijseger, David Eyges, Akua Dixon, Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson, Rufus Cappodocia, Jane Scarpantoni, Chris White, Erik Friedlander, Dawn Avery and Robert Een.
Learn more about how our history by reading Chris White's article, Looking Back.