22nd Annual Underwood New Music Readings
Hear the rising stars of the composition world as they showcase their stuff and compete for a $15,000 commission prize.
The 22nd Annual Underwood New Music Reading Sessions will be held in New York City at DiMenna Center for Classical Music on April 8-9, 2013. Up to six composers in the early stages of their careers were selected to participate. One will be awarded a $15,000 commission to write a new work to be performed by ACO.
At the readings, composers will meet with ACO artistic staff, orchestra members -- including ACO's Music Director George Manahan, and composer advisors Joan Tower and Chris Theofanidis -- and receive critical commentary and feedback.
Come hear the works of these young composers in an open rehearsal with ACO members and artistic staff. The rehearsal is free and open to the public, but you do need to reserve a ticket.
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American Composers Orchestra
Now in its 38th year, American Composers Orchestra is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. ACO makes the creation of new opportunities for American composers and new American orchestral music its central purpose. Through concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings, internet and radio broadcasts, educational programs, New Music Readings, and commissions, ACO identifies today’s brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national, and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic, and temporal diversity. ACO also serves as an incubator of ideas, research, and talent, as a catalyst for growth and change among orchestras, and as an advocate for American composers and their music.