The New Jersey-based professional training orchestra Symphony in C will open the fall season on September 22 with the world premiere of Malleus, composed by Douglas Buchanan, winner of its 2012-13 Young Composers Competition. Buchanan’s composition—performed at the Gordon Theater on the Rutgers University campus in Camden on a program that also includes Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, with soloist Di Wu—was selected by Music Director Rossen Milanov and Composer-in-Residence Daniel Dorff. The competition for composers under age 30 was established in 1996 by Alan Gilbert, current music director of the New York Philharmonic and a former Symphony in C music director. Previous winners of the competition include Dan Coleman (2000-01), Anthony Cheung (2002-03), Clint Needham (2008-09), and Roger Zare (2011-12). Works to be performed on Symphony C’s other four 2012-13 programs include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; Paul Moravec’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Maria Bachmann; Haydn’s oratorio The Creation; and two family concerts featuring Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals.
Posted September 17, 2012