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POSTED BY NAE Staff :: May 10, 2011 2 COMMENTS

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Quintet Performs at the Gutstein Gallery

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: March 05, 2010 16 COMMENTS

 New Arts Ensembles co-owners Ricardo Ochoa (violin) and Kristin King (harp) were joined by additional NAE musicians Annelise Nelson (cello), Maggie Evans (Bass) and Jackson Evans (guitar) to enhance the atmosphere at Savannah College of Art & Design's closing reception for the "Wild is the Wind" exhibit.  

Paying homage to the 1957 American standard "Wild is the Wind", made popular over several decades by musical icons including Johnny Mathis, David Bowie, George Michael, Cat Power and Nina Simone, this exhibition brings together a collection of recently produced work that resonates in profound ways with the enduring tune. The song lyrics make an appeal for love, intimacy, escapism and transcendence as "love is like the wind, and wild is the wind." Similarly, each work in the exhibition offers poetic visual and emotive moments through the exploration of translation, fantasy, epic voyages, and deep engagements with melancholia. Artists include Ghada Amer, Lara Baladi, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Nicholas Hlobo, Odili Donald Odita, Zineb Sedira and Penny Siopis. 

Savannah Musicians Sponsor Haiti Relief Efforts

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: February 26, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Laney Contemporary presented L'Union Fait La Force: Savannah for Haiti at the new Oglethorpe Gallery in Savannah and New Arts Ensembles artist, Jackson Evans, provided the perfect atmosphere for the event with his electro-acoustic guitar skills.

The exhibition runs from February 19 -27 and features works by Steve Bliss, Lisa M. Robinson, Craig Stevens, Julio Garcia, Daniel E. Smith, Sal Lopes, Jason Hoelscher, Katherine Sandoz, Pete Christman, Juliana Peloso and Ken Rosenthal. 

50% of art sales have been donated to Oxfam America and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) for Haiti relief.

Sponsors include: Chef Nick Mueller and Co., New Arts Ensembles, Denny and Vicki Meyers, Price Street Projects, Savannah Kitchen and Bath.

Oglethorpe Gallery is Susan Laney's first gallery project since she closed Savannah's well known Jack Leigh Gallery in 2008. Now, doing business as Laney Contemporary, New Arts Ensembles is honored to be a part of this worthwhile endeavor. 

Savannah Wedding: Forsyth Park

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: December 07, 2009 4 COMMENTS


This past week, the Harp, Violin and Cello trio of Kristin King, Ricardo Ochoa, and Annelise Nelson, played a brisk, but gorgeous wedding outside in front of the Forsyth Park fountain.  Harvey Designs did an incredible job of making the park look festive for the holiday season and timelessly classic while Rev. Steven Schulte performed the marriage ceremony.  Our Sound Technician was  on-hand to ensure that every part of the ceremony, from the quietest pluck on a harp string to sweet giggle the bride made as her husband slipped the ring on her finger, was audible to the guests.  After the ceremony, the celebrating continued at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, where New Arts Ensemble's guitarist, Bill Smith, serenaded guest during cocktails and pianist Eddie Wilson took over for the reception time.  

Savannah Community in Action

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: June 13, 2009 14 COMMENTS

 On the night of June 12th, 2009, almost a year after Jason Statts had been innocently shot in the neck and left mostly paralyzed, the community of Savannah is still very much aware of how important it is to come together and support Jason and his wife.  The event, titled "For the Benefit of Statts" was held at Savannah Station (the space was graciously donated by the owner) and thanks to many talented people and generous donations, the evening was a huge success.  

Amy Harvey and her team at Harvey Designs once again out-did themselves and created an incredible atmosphere for the event, which was only enhanced by the ambiance lighting donated by Stage Front Presentation Systems

We here at New Arts Ensembles, and in partnership with Igor, provided the PA System and had the pleasure of show managing all of the talented musicians who donated their gifts of music and time.  



Joe Nelson, The Josh Maul Blues Band, The 8-Tracks, and DJ Emkay (artists Marcus Kenny) kept the party going until late in the evening.

Billy Jonas at SMF

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: April 03, 2009 78 COMMENTS

The children and parents who attended the Billy Jonas concert, as part of the Savannah Music Festival on Tuseday evening, were dancing and singing the night away.  To find out more information about Billy Jonas and his performances, to purchase merchandise, or to see a list of up-coming performances, visit billyjonas.com

Sound check with Billy and his trio- Billy uses a lot of "found materials" to creat his music and the kids love it!

8 Tracks recording

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: March 30, 2009 0 COMMENTS

We finally got the chance to film the 8 Tracks, one of our most popular bands, in a performance setting this weekend.  We had a great time so stay tuned to see the end results!  Click Here to read more...

Savannah Music Festival: Day 2

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: March 21, 2009 16 COMMENTS

We had a huge day with the Savannah Music Festival!  Sensastions- Classical Concert, Diane Reeves, Bobby Lee Rogers, Doyle Lawson with Quicksilver, Rayna and Dan Gellert, Jim Lauderdale and Tim Eriksen...All performances were incredible. 

Kevin Rose, with Elevated Basement, recorded the special SMF Production of Long Time Travelin' and was assisted by the awesome sound crew at the Lucas Theater.  This production involved a number of artists, along with the 50 member Tattnal River Shapenote Singers, many of whom live here in Savannah. 

Sound Check for the choir (above) and the guys from Quicksilver (Below)

My new buddy- Doyle Lawson.  What a incredible performer!  He and the Quicksilver gang had the audience laughing the entire night with their whitty banter between songs and impressed as ever with their musical abilities and vocal harmonies.  It was a great night to be on the SMF Crew!

St. Thomas on Isle of Hope-Holiday Concert

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: December 15, 2008 5 COMMENTS


Click here to read about our concert this past weekend....


Barbershop Quartet in The South Magainze

POSTED BY NAE Staff :: December 07, 2008 7956 COMMENTS

Savannah's own Fully Invested is one of New Arts Ensembles featured talents and they appeared in the most recent issue of The South Magaizine.  To read more about this exciting ensemble of singers and to listen to their music, visit The South Magazine's website.  You can also view their repertoire list under their profile on our website.