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New Choral Commissions!

by sarah - February 27th, 2013.
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In honor of their 25th anniversary season, the New York Virtuoso Singers have commissioned 25 new choral works from American composers. Thirteen of the new pieces will be premiered in NYC on March 3rd, including works by:

  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
  • Augusta Read Thomas
  • Thea Musgrave
  • Joan Tower

The other 12 commissioned works were premiered in October and included pieces by:

  • Jennifer Higdon
  • Shulamit Ran
  • Chen Yi

Here’s a review  of the October concert.  And we can all look forward to the recordings  that will be produced by Soundbrush Records.

Here’s video of the October performance of Chen Yi’s “Let’s Reach a New Height”:

You can buy tickets to the March 3rd concert read more about the project here.

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