“For years, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra has held an annual competition for music composers,” writes Amy Lynch in Thursday’s (9/8) Indystar.com (Indianapolis). “In 2016, the organization is partnering with the American Composers Orchestra to broaden the scope on a national level through the EarShot program…. EarShot provides exposure and a platform for aspiring next-gen composers. ‘We’ve already chosen five composers to attend a two-day session in Indianapolis where the ICO will rehearse and perform their works,’ [Music Director Matthew] Kraemer said. ‘The composers will receive input from three mentor composers, the ICO musicians and me.’ ” The participants are Karena Ingram, David Jones, Reinaldo Moya, Jessica Rudman, and Aaron Severini. “Kraemer said the readings with a professional orchestra present an invaluable opportunity for composers to refine their craft. A free-to-the-public EarShot concert will open ICO’s 2016-17 season on Sept. 23…. Kraemer … led three other readings … as associate conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic. ‘Each of those experiences was memorable for the composers, the musicians of the orchestra and for me,’ he recalled.” EarShot is coordinated by American Composers Orchestra in collaboration with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA.
Posted September 8, 2016