EarShot and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra have announced details of their inaugural New Music Readings to be held on May 20 and 21 at the Clark Opera Memphis Center in Memphis. Four composers—Jean Ahn, Christian Baldini, Patricio Da Silva, and Andreia Pinto-Correia—will have their compositions performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director David Loebel. The scheduled performances, free and open to the public, are Salt (Ahn), elapsing twilight shades (Baldini), Three Pieces for Orchestra (Da Silva), and Acanto (Pinto-Correia). The four composers were chosen following a national call for scores that yielded more than 100 submissions. The Memphis Symphony New Music Readings are part of EarShot, a nationwide network of new music readings and related composer-development programs. EarShot is a partnership among American Composers Orchestra, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, the League of American Orchestras, and Meet The Composer.
Posted May 8, 2009