August 28, 2022

Ingenuity in the Knight New Media Center

NWS on stage

With a $5 million endowment grant in 2008, New World Symphony established the Knight New Media Center. Using a well-defined educational and artistic program, Frank Gehry designed the New World Center. With extraordinary flexibility, it has become a laboratory for generating new ideas about the way music is taught, presented and experienced. The facility is a natural home for the Knight New Media Center.  


Working within the Knight New Media Center and guided by founding Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, NWS staff and partners have followed their imaginations into the digital future. Always forward-facing, they have created multi-genre artistic content, educational dialogue and distribution concepts that are only possible in a digital environment. Examples include WALLCAST® concerts, Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Celebration, Project 305, New Work and the teaching platforms MUSAIC and NWS Connect. The Knight New Media Center is beyond a physical space. It is a state of mind, fueled by ingenuity. It has made the Knight Foundation synonymous with inventive applications of digital technology. 

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