American Composers Orchestra has announced that it is commissioning a new orchestral work by an American composer, representing its second commission in partnership with luxury retailer LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Submissions for the commission are due January 15, 2010; the theme chosen for the new work is “A Greener New York City.” The commission marks the second phase of the partnership between LVMH and ACO announced earlier in 2009, promoting the creation and performance of new musical works for orchestra. The first commissioned work from the partnership is Erin Gee’s concert-opera Mouthpiece XIII—Mathilde of Loci, Part I; the world premiere is set to take place on November 30 at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. In announcing the new commission, Renaud Dutreil, chairman of LVMH Inc. in North America, said, “We consider it a great privilege and honor to support artists as they begin their careers, and I believe this commission will offer an exceptional opportunity for musical artists to express and further develop the full scope of their talent.” For more information and guidelines on submitting a score, visit www.americancomposers.org/greenernyc/.
Posted November 24, 2009