Pittsburgh Symphony to spotlight emerging composers in music readings

Posted on: March 3, 2015

The works of four emerging composers will be performed on March 21, when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra holds its eleventh annual reading of new music at Heinz Hall. Resident Conductors Fawzi Haimor and Lawrence Loh will lead Xinyang Wang’s Dialogues II, Anthony Manfredonia’s Through the Tunnels and Back, Richard Thomas’s Door on the Floor, and David Hertzberg’s Spectre of the Spheres. Composers from area universities may submit compositions for the program, which are evaluated by Mason Bates, the PSO’s Composer of the Year, and adviser Patrick Burke of Duquesne University. This year’s composers come from the University of Pittsburgh (Wang), Temple University (Manfredonia), Gettysburg College (Thomas), and The Curtis School of Music (Hertzberg). The concert will be followed by a reception and panel discussion with the conductors and composers.

Posted March 3, 2015