For over 100 years, the All Newton Music School has served Newton and the Greater Boston area as a valuable cultural resource for all persons interested in lessons, classes, and concerts. ANMS provides quality musical instruction on all musical instruments and classes in appreciation, education, musical theatre, and more, for young children through adults.
Amherst Early Music is the largest presenter of Early Music workshops in North America. They create learning opportunities for amateur and pre-professional students to study with leading musicians in the field of Early Music.
Founded in 2004 by choral director Amelia LeClair to research, study, and perform the music of women composers, award-winning Cappella Clausura brings exquisite performances of music by women to today's audiences, fostering an appreciation of the role of women as composers throughout history, and bringing women composers into the classical canon.
Commonwealth Chorale is a 90-member Boston area choral group with a broad repertoire of choral music, dedicated to creating musical performances that delight and touch the heart of both audience and performers alike by bringing to life the expressive power and intent of the composer.
CreationDance is a sacred dance company in residence at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton. Its purpose and joy is to share meaningful dance in services and performances.
First Baptist Church in Newton
First Baptist Church is an inclusive community of faith. The FBC is passionate about supporting the Arts in Newton and Greater Boston, and its beautiful building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places serves, as a venue for numerous music and arts events during the year.
First Church in Chestnut Hill
The First Church in Chestnut Hill is a Unitarian congregation in the Christian tradition, with a congregational polity and its own prayer book derived from the Anglican service of morning prayer. Their service is rich and meaningful, yet simple, in the New England tradition.
First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton
FUUSN is a spiritually nurturing and socially responsive community serving the people of Newton and nearby communities. It is a community that values spiritual growth, social action, and camaraderie.
Highland Glee Club
The men of the Highland Glee Club have been singing together for more than 100 years. The club continues to support and encourage men's chorale singing in the hope of seeing greater interest and growth in this form of music.
Historic Newton is a public/private partnership between the Newton Historical Society and the City of Newton, inspiring discovery and engagement by illuminating our community's stories within the context of American history.
Hyde Community Center
Since 1988, the Hyde Community Center, nicknamed The Heart of the Highlands, is the center of the Newton Highlands Community. The Hyde hosts various events throughout the year, including summer movies, concerts, soup socials, and much more.
New Art Center
New Art Center is a community art education space that offers everyone, at all levels of ability, exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art.
New Philharmonia Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra, founded in 1995, is a 75-member, non-professional regional orchestra based in Newton. New Phil advances its mission, of music for all, by presenting programs of diverse repertoire of classical and light classical music for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages and experiences from a variety of urban and suburban communities.
Newton Art Association, a nonprofit organization with more than 200 members, offers exhibition opportunities, artist demonstrations, and workshops, as well as scholarships for high school seniors.
Newton Baroque, directed by keyboardist Andrus Madsen, is a period instrument ensemble dedicated to innovative performances of Baroque repertoire. The outstanding musicians of Newton Baroque are known for their enjoyment in taking musical risks together and imbuing their performances with a spirit of improvisatory spontaneity.
Newton Nomadic Theater
Newton Nomadic Theater is a traveling theater that produces simply staged productions, using the best professional actors in the Boston area. They perform in interesting, unusual, and intimate non-theater spaces to "keep it simple, travel light, and move from place to place."
Newton Open Studios
Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest-running open studio events in the region, with scores of pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across Newton every spring.
Newton Theatre Company
Founded in 2013, Newton Theatre Company creates excellent works of art in new ways by using talent from around the Greater Boston area. The company's productions include original stagings of contemporary and classical literature, new plays and devised pieces. Their goal is to promote community through artistic expression by partnering with other local nonprofit organizations, choosing meaningful material that fosters civically-engaged audiences, and promoting accessibility.
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston is an innovative, musician-run orchestra that brings a creative mix of classical and new music to the concert stage while truly reaching out to the community. Pro Arte is one of New England's only professional cooperative chamber orchestras. Its players are among the area's finest freelance musicians, and they perform regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Boston Ballet, Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Lyric Opera.
Scandinavian Cultural Center
Scandinavian Cultural Center is committed to positioning itself as the premiere hub for Nordic cultural activities in New England by sharing important elements of Scandinavian culture with the wider community. The center is a source of enriching and thought-provoking events for residents of Newton and greater Boston.
Suzuki School of Newton
Suzuki School of Newton is a nonprofit instrumental music school, offering lessons in Suzuki violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, guitar, flute, harp, music theory, chamber music, and orchestra. The school also offers an integrated arts preschool.
Theatre Ink, Newton North High School's Teaching and Working Theatre, is a student-centered community that emphasizes the process of artistic collaboration and instills a disciplined work ethic. By practicing professionalism and collaboration, and emphasizing individual development, Theatre Ink brings to the stage high-quality theater productions.
West Suburan YMCA
The West Suburban YMCA, a charitable, nonprofit organization, strengthens the foundations of the local community by supporting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for all.
Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.
Founded in 1969 by Joshua Jacobson, one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish choral music, the Zamir Chorale of Boston's "music with a mission" brings the joy of Jewish music to audiences that transcends age and religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Independent Creative Members
Andromeda of Boston
Andromeda began her dance journey in 1980 studying ballet, jazz, tap, and more as well as competing. She was a cheerleading captain and flyer at Newton North where she placed with her team in state competitions. After graduating cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts, she began intensely studying Greek, Turkish, and Arabic dance styles. She has performed with local dance companies as well as solo and was recently awarded First Place with her partner in 2019 for Dancing with the Newton Stars. She currently lives in Newton and teaches belly dance locally.
Clara Chan is a serious amateur pianist who currently plays mostly chamber music. Chan has performed in the Boston area over the last 11 years at venues such as St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brookline, Wilson Chapel and Temple Shalom in Newton, Longyear Museum in Chestnut Hill, Harvard and MIT, and Hebrew Senior Life in Brookline and Canton. She also organizes both a fall and spring classical music concert series for Newton Community Education's Lifetime Learning Program and just launched a winter and summer series called Music Mondays with former Lifetime Learning Director Brenda April, which was hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton.
When musicians Ellyses Kuan and Julie Reimann met at a classical charity concert in 2012, it sparked a lasting relationship. The pair quickly established a close friendship around their shared passion for music and its potential to bring greater harmony to the world. The result was Duo Amie, and a mission to champion inspiration and diversity through music, community, collaboration, and celebration. The pair regularly perform across Massachusetts and beyond, often in support of a range of local and international charities. Equally at home in diverse venues, from concert halls to hotels, corporate settings, and living rooms, the duo can present both full length concert programs as well as programmatic music for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions.