New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras recently announced our 12 outstanding Music Alive: New Partnerships Awardees to the world, and The New York Times‘ Allan Kozinn has said some encouraging things about our efforts.
The goal of Music Alive New Partnerships took on a slightly different tone this year by extending an open call to composers who are relatively new to the orchestral world. The goal was to pair these composers with orchestras around the country who are committed to programming new music in the year(s) ahead. We are so pleased with the results:
Clarice Assad and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Douglas J. Cuomo and the Grant Park Music Festival (Chicago, Illinois)
Annie Gosfield and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (New York)
Takuma Itoh and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Arizona)
Jingjing Luo and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (New Jersey)
Missy Mazzoli and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra (Colorado)
Rick Robinson and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (Houston, Texas)
Carl Schimmel and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans)
Laura Schwendinger and the >Richmond Symphony (Virginia)
Derrick Spiva and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Sumi Tonooka and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Falls)
Dan Visconti and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Little Rock)
Stay tuned for many more exciting plans to unfold, and make sure to read the entire release on NewMusicBox!