Founded by Music Director Francis Scully in 2008, New Resonance Orchestra is a group of young, professional classical musicians in New Orleans working to reclaim classical music in America as a vital force for artistic expression and social change. With its fearless performances, New Resonance Orchestra makes music that is fresh, joyful, and relevant. Creating interdisciplinary performance events and engaging with current issues, New Resonance Orchestra uses classical music to rejuvenate New Orleans.
Francis Scully is known locally as the founder and music director of New Resonance Orchestra, an ensemble which develops multimedia performances which relate the emotions of classical music directly to the lives of the audience. He also is on the music faculty of Our Lady of Holy Cross College where he teaches courses in music theory and history. He holds a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Peabody Conservatory. His principal teachers include Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, Jung-Ho Pak and Piotr Gajewski.
New Resonance Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has received support from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the Arts Council of New Orleans / Louisiana Division of the Arts, among others.