Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Guy Mendilow Ensemble

"An international tour de force” (Bethlehem Morning Call) from Israel, Palestine, Argentina and the USA, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble operates on the notion that incredible stories and emotionally sweeping experiences can do far more than just entertain. They can spark the fascination that leads to discovery. With this premise in mind, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble combines world-class musicianship with cinematic storytelling in shows that “explode with artistry, refinement, and excitement” (Hebrew Union College), conjuring voices lost to war and upheaval, whisking audiences to distant times and picturesque places and, ultimately, inspiring the motivation to explore lesser known cultures and histories.

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble tours four shows: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom; Three Sides to Every Story (ft. Philadelphia Girls Choir); Heart of the Holidays — A Global Celebration in Song; and Around the World in Song family concerts. Highly skilled educators, the ensemble specializes in community engagement including tailor-made residencies, choral/string collaborations and a breadth of interactive workshops. The Ensemble is an artist-in-residence with Celebrity Series of Boston's Arts for All since 2014.

In 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts selected the Guy Mendilow Ensemble for its Art Works, a grant for the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art and the strengthening of communities through the arts.

Alongside touring with the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, members are on the faculty of music schools like the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India and tour/record with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Yo Yo Ma, Snarky Puppy, the Assad Brothers, Christian McBride, the Video Game Orchestra, Amanda Palmer and Simon Shaheen. Formed in 2004, the Ensemble is based in Boston, MA and New York, NY, USA.

The Ensemble encourages block bookings as a way to reduce fees and expenses. Please contact us for our tiered block booking fee schedule.

I Have Worked With

  • October 2015

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble provided a featured public concert and a class visit/lecture

  • October 2015

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble was invited to perform Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom at this Nanaimo, BC performing arts center

  • October 2015

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble was invited to perform Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom at this Coquitlam, BC performing arts center. The Ensemble also provided a choral workshop for a youth choir of 80 singers. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Guy
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Music & Education
Physical Address: 
17 Atherton Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Last Name: 
Mendilow
Phone: 
857-222-0235

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Traditional
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2004
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Arabic
Hebrew
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
75
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
MM — Longy School of Music; Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certification — Longy School of Music; BA — Oberlin College;
Awards: 
Selected for National Endowment for the Arts Grant Works 2017
Twice voted Boston's Best World Music Poll, Boston Phoenix Best Music Awards
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Please see: http://www.guymendilow.com/presenters-toolbox/stage-plot-tech-rider.html
Fee Range Minimum: 
$2,100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$7,500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
MM in Dalcroze Eurhythmics; International Certification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics