About

Executive Director
Guillermo Laporta (info@creartbox.nyc)

Managing Director
Josefina Urraca (info@creartbox.nyc)

Marketing Coordinator
Evan Adams (marketing@creartbox.nyc)

Internships
Kamarsha Potter
Kareen Stewart

Artistic Advisory Board
Joshua Penman
Lewis Lockwood
Sebastian Currier
Todd Reynolds

CreArtBox


Founded in 2013 by pianist Josefina Urraca and flutist and composer Guillermo Laporta, CreArtBox is a NYC-based music organization that builds platforms to generate live art performances and collaborate with world-class artists and ensembles.

CreArtBox presents new and traditional music repertoire in intimate concert settings and through full-scale, multidisciplinary productions that incorporate innovative visual and multimedia designs. The group’s core regularly functions as a flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano music ensemble, but holds a roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists, composers, choreographers, actors, and designers.

The organization engages and educates communities by presenting a variety of programs including CreArt Music series in Manhattan, CreArt Music Festival in Queens, the educational program CreArtED, a printed performing arts magazine, a commissioned composers program, and international touring productions.



Mission of the Organization


CreArtBox’s mission is to engage audiences by presenting performances of new music written by emerging and established living composers, classical music from the 17th century onward, as well as outstanding visual and performance designs (set, light, and projection).

We engage and educate audiences by presenting different programs such as the CreArt Music series, the CreArt Music Festival, the multidisciplinary productions and our educational program, CreArtED.

CreArtBox encourages the creation of new compositions of music presented alongside traditional repertoires. We provide creators and performers with a platform for working together, creating, recording and presenting new works to the public.

According to the measurement company Nielsen, classical music’s standing represents a mere 1.4 percent of total music consumption. To counteract this imbalance, CreArtBox promotes the appreciation of fine music through engaging performances and educational programs that foster creativity, contemplation, and beauty.

Society’s spending on art is negligible; yet, art embodies the totality of our legacy. Our group is committed to the commissioning of new music and art for this reason. Far too many concerts are attended only by habitual followers and fail to reach new audiences. With our concerts, we aim to bridge this gap and bring together audiences of all ages, ethnicities, and ages.

CreArtBox is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Fractured Atlas will receive grants for the charitable purposes of CreArtBox, provide oversight to ensure that grant funds are used in accordance with grant agreements, and provide reports as required by the grantor. Contributions for the charitable purposes of CreArtBox must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

2019/20

MUSICIANS ROSTER


Ariadne Greif

Soprano

Gregory Robbins

Double-bass

Guillermo Laporta

Flute

Jane Yoon

Harp

Jonathan Cohen

Clarinet

Josefina Urraca

Piano

Julia Yang

Cello

Mari Lee

Violin

Michelle Ross

Violin

Nuno Marques

Piano and Celesta

COMPOSERS ROSTER


Brian Shank

Wei Dai

Evan O. Adams

Joshua Penman

Marcos Fernández

Philip Lasser

Composer

Reiko Fueting

Sebastian Currier

Todd Reynolds

OTHER DISCIPLINES


Can Wang

Dancer

Isis de Coura

Set and costume design

Jacopo Rampini

Actor

Julie Berndt

Actress

Mary Taylor Hennings

Dancer

Mizuko Kaji

Set and costume design

Rosalie van Wamel

Dancer

Tagore González

Scene direction and choreography

GUEST ENSEMBLES


Arte

String quartet

Parhelion

Trio

Since 2013

PAST ARTISTS


Anton Rist, clarinet

Brigid Coleridge, violin

Clara Vázquez Ledesma, violin

Doug Perry, percussion

Edjo Wheeler, sculpture

Janna Baty, soprano

Jen Fok, light design

Johnna Wu, violin

JP Jofre, guest artist, bandoneonist and composer

Keir GoGwilt, violin

Le train Bleu, guest ensemble

Marissa Maislen, dance, acrobatics and choreographer

Melanie Clapies, violin

Ransom Wilson, guest artist & conductor

Rick Cekovsky, actor

Yves Dharamraj, cello