Minnesota Orchestra surpasses $20K fundraising goal for first microcommission

Posted on: October 3, 2011

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Musical MicroCommission project, launched in November 2010 as a way to commission a large-scale work by Judd Greenstein, has surpassed its $20,000 fundraising goal. Contributing to the fundraising goal were more than 400 supporters who gave donations ranging from $1 to $1,500. The orchestra says it will continue to accept donations to offset costs of producing the full score and orchestral parts. The work, Composing in a New York Minute, will have its world premiere on March 30, 2012 as part of the orchestra’s Inside the Classics series, led by Principal Conductor of Pops and Presentations Sarah Hicks and hosted by orchestra violist Sam Bergman. Greenstein will speak with Hicks and Bergman about the work at the two presentations of the MicroCommission work in March. The Greenstein premiere will also be recorded live by Minnesota Public Radio and made available for free download at http://www.minnesotaorchestras.org/musicondemand beginning the week after the performance.

Posted October 3, 2011