Three composers—Chen-Hui Jen, Wang Jie, and Hannah Lash—will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the League of American Orchestras’ 2016 Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, which is administered by 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 latest round marks an expansion: for the first time since the program was launched in 2014, three commissions will be awarded, rather than two. Additionally, the program has been renewed for 2017 and will continue in its current expanded form, with three additional composers being awarded commissions next year. The League also announced that the Columbus Symphony and Berkeley Symphony have been selected to premiere new works in a future season by 2015 commission recipients Andreia Pinto-Correia and Xi Wang. Jesse Rosen, the League’s President and CEO, said, “In just three years, this program’s impact has been deeply felt by women composers, orchestras that program their works, and the general public, who have fantastic opportunities to discover these talented artists and their music as a result.” For complete information, click here.
Posted December 14, 2016