Andreia Pinto-Correia and Xi Wang have been selected to receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 each as part of the League of American Orchestras’ Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, administered with the American Composers Orchestra and EarShot and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Partner orchestras to premiere the works will be announced at a later date. This is the second year of the Women Composers Readings and Commissions program. The 2015 program included readings with Buffalo Philharmonic, Berkeley Symphony, and American Composers Orchestra; career development workshops; and mentoring opportunities with composers such as Robert Beaser, Derek Bermel, Rob Deemer, Gabriela Lena Frank, Kevin Puts, Ken Ueno, and Melinda Wagner. Adjudicators for the commission awards were composers Melinda Wagner and Chen Yi, and conductor Joana Carneiro. Read the press announcement here, and click here to learn more about the Women Composers Readings and Commissions program.
Posted December 2, 2015