The estate of the late Cecil Carnes revitalizes performing arts and music program
Phil Collins didn't expect his project to have legs. But New Music Works has been a runaway success thanks in no small part to Cecil Carnes, who donated her estate to the music and performing arts organization upon her death in 2011.
“I never thought of New Music Works as having staying power beyond what I was able to put into it,” Collins says.
Founded in 1979 by five composers, including artistic director Collins (who’s served in that position since 1982), New Music Works organizes concert series and is “dedicated to presenting music of our time in concert,” according to their website.
Carnes offered her estate to New Music Works back in 1997, at a musical function.