Composer To Center Stage Reading Session//Free

  • EMPAC @ RPI 110 8th Street Troy, NY, 12180
EMPAC is the heart of the American Music Festival- A place where music, science, art, and technology interact and breathe the same air.

EMPAC is the heart of the American Music Festival- A place where music, science, art, and technology interact and breathe the same air.

Discover the next generation of young composers, as three of the very best have new works read for the very first time by David Alan Miller and the entire Albany Symphony. Composers are chosen through a national competition. The orchestra spends 40 minutes rehearsing, then reading through each of the three winning compositions. At the end of the evening, all audience members, orchestra musicians, and composers are invited onstage for a fascinating post-mortem. If you’ve ever wondered how composers create their works or how an orchestra brings them into the world, you won’t want to miss this unique session. Three brilliant young composers, Kai-Young Chan, Matthew Brown, and Liliya Ugay will be featured in this year’s session, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,

Hear these amazing new works come to life for the very first time and help shape the future of American orchestral music.

Download the scores in advance of the reading session.


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