Horizon Ensemble
music by friends, music of history
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we believe in
building community through music!

Who we are

The Horizon Ensemble is a community orchestra based in Boston. Founded in June 2021, we present concerts in the historic Church of the Covenant in Back Bay. We perform music by friends alongside the music of history. Each of our concerts features at least one piece by a young living composer, presented alongside musical gems of history. Come join us in an upcoming concert!

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Our music director

Julian Gau

Hello! I'm Julian Gau, and I'm proud to serve as the music director of the Horizon Ensemble. As an organization, we create connections between composers, performers, and audiences with an emphasis on creativity and community. I am lucky to act as conductor for this wonderful group, and sometimes as composer and pianist, too!

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Recent and Upcoming Events

Chamber Concert: Cycles
February 24, 2024
"Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song..."
In Cycles, we performed music by Kate Soper and J.S. Bach, as well as our friends Olivia D. Jones and Chloe Smith.
We finished with the lively, massive
Octet by George Enescu.
Watch the concert again here!

Orchestral Forays
April 27, 2024
"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me..."
In Forays, we enjoyed an afternoon of orchestral adventures. Our friend Ryan Johnston's Piano Concerto shone aside Amy Beach's historic Gaelic Symphony.

See the concert again here!

Stay tuned for more events!
More info to come ♪
The Horizon Ensemble is hard at work planning our coming 2024-2025 season, with tons of exciting pieces, premieres, and programs. Our next concert is scheduled for August 11. We can't wait to see you there!

A mysterious teaser for what's on the horizon...

Card to Culture

The Horizon Ensemble is proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program! This initiative operates in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Department of Public Health's WIC Nutrition Program, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and hundreds of organizations by making cultural programming accessible to those for whom cost is a participation barrier.

EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders receive free admission to all Horizon Ensemble activities! We do not require photo IDs, nor do we require EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare cards at our events. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Want to get involved?
If you're a musician or simply enjoy listening to some lovely fellows play music, we'd love to hear from you!