EarShot Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
New Music Readings February 22-24, 2012
application deadline extended:
note: the submission deadline has now passed. Applications are no longer being accepted for this program. This page is provided for information only.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, and EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, announce the BPO New Music Readings, to be held February 22-24, 2012, in Buffalo, NY. The Readings are designed to be an outstanding artistic and professional-development opportunity for emerging composers, and are also an excellent way for emerging composers to gain visibility in the field of orchestral music.
The Readings will provide up to four emerging composers the opportunity to work closely with the nationally acclaimed BPO under the baton of associate conductor Matthew Kraemer and Mentor Composers Margaret Brouwer, Michael Gandolfi and Derek Bermel. Composers will be selected for the readings on a competitive basis, and the experience will include feedback from principal BPO musicians, Mr. Kraemer, and mentor composers.
Applications and submitted works for the Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings are due by December 2, 2011.
To download the submission guidelines in PDF, click here.
To download the submission form in PDF, click here.
All applications must be received no later than 5PM, December 2, 2011.
Please complete the submission form and include it with the following:
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About the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 75th Anniversary Season in 2010-2011. Over the decades, the BPO has matured in stature under the leadership of William Steinberg, Josef Krips, Lukas Foss, Michael Tilson Thomas, Julius Rudel, Semyon Bychkov, Maximiano Valdes, and now Maestro Falletta. Since 1940, the Orchestra's permanent home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Site with an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the United States. The BPO presents more than 120 Classics, Pops and Youth Concerts during a 37-week season and its award-winning education programs reach over 35,000 students per year. During the tenure of Maestro Falletta, the orchestra has rekindled a distinguished history of broadcasts and recordings, including the release of 15 CDs of a highly diverse repertoire on the NAXOS and Beau Fleuve labels. The BPO's recording of composer John Corigliano's Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, featuring soprano Hila Plitmann, on the NAXOS label, won Grammys in two categories. Its concerts are heard regularly in over 200 cities across the U.S. on American Public Radio's Performance Today. As Buffalo's cultural ambassador, the BPO has toured widely across the United States and Canada including a recent tour to Florida, the first multi-city tour since the 1988 European tour and the first outside of the region since Maestro Falletta led the ensemble at Carnegie Hall in 2004, its 22nd appearance there.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Readings are a part of EarShot: the nationwide network of new music readings and composer-development programs. The goals of the program are to create the nation’s first ongoing systematic program for identifying emerging orchestral composers; to provide professional-level working experience with orchestras from every region of the country; and to increase awareness of these composers and access to their music throughout the industry. EarShot is a partnership of American Composers Orchestra, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, the League of American Orchestras, and Meet The Composer.
EarShot is made possible with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.