Hub New Music to take Ashmont stage

In an upcoming Ashmont Hill Chamber Music performance (Sun., March 15, at 4 p.m. at All Saints’ Peabody Hall), the Boston-based contemporary chamber quartet Hub New Music will team up with the renowned composer/harpist Hannah Lash for a new collaborative multi-movement work. 

The event will mark the latest of many for Hub New Music, a busy quartet that has been hailed for its innovative vision, creative programming, and ambitious commissioning projects. The group is made up of passionate educators whose approach to teaching melds the artistic and entrepreneurial facets of modern musicianship.

Working with student performers and composers at residencies across the country, HNM empowers younger generations of musicians through workshops on building an arts organization, commissioning new work, and developing meaningful collaborations— including HubLab, a K-12 focused outreach program that uses graphic and other forms of non-traditional music notation to create original compositions with students.

Hannah Lash’s music has been performed and commissioned by the LA Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others. Lash, who earned her PhD in composition from Harvard, has been recognized both nationally and internationally for her technical prowess as a harpist and her original compositions.

In addition to joining the ensemble for this 30-minute composition, Lash will also perform her own solo works for the harp. Hub New Music, which is comprised of flutist and founder Michael Avitabile, clarinetist David Dziardzel, violinist Alyssa Wang, and cellist Jesse Christeson, will also perform works from its quartet repertoire and will join Lash in a performance of their transcriptions of Messiaen’s Piano Preludes.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for students, and $3 for EBT card holders. Children under 17 admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at