Bangor Symphony to premiere work by Kenneth Fuchs, recipient of third Ellis-Beauregard Foundation composer award

Posted on: December 22, 2021

Maine’s Bangor Symphony Orchestra has announced that Kenneth Fuchs has been named the recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation’s third annual $20,000 composer award. Fuchs will write a new work to be performed by the orchestra in 2023. Fuchs was selected through a juried national competition and chosen from over 225 applicants; the jury comprised conductor Mei-Ann Chen and composers Augusta Read Thomas and Adam Schoenberg. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award has seen nearly 900 submissions over the course of its first three application cycles. In October, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra premiered inaugural award recipient Reinaldo Moya’s Concerto for Piano, Strings, and Percussion with Joyce Yang as soloist. Jessica Meyer is the second award recipient; the orchestra will premiere Meyer’s The Air of New Places on March 6, 2022. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation provides resources for artists and promotes the legacy of its founders, Maine-based artists Joan Beauregard and John David Ellis.