There are great concerts to look forward to this weekend from several WPA Performance Grant winners!
The Denver Young Artists Orchestra will be hosting a Women in Music Symposium at the Lamont School of Music on October 7 & 8. There will be concerts, conversations, and discussions about the history and continuing challenges facing women composers. The featured concert for the weekend will take place on October 8 with a performance of Hilary Tann’s Open Field.
The Rogue Valley Symphony will be presenting the World Premiere of Cantus by I’lana Cotton on October 6, 7, & 8. The piece was commissioned by the symphony – read the program notes, and what the composer writes about the work, here. More information about the concert is also available here.
On October 6 the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra will present an exciting concert featuring the works of Jennifer Jolley as well as S. Coleridge Taylor and Evan Williams. The concert, titled “Lineage & Heritage II” challenges notions of what composers “should” look like, and demonstrates the value that exists in diverse concert programming. Learn more about the concert, and the composers – including a video interview with Evan Williams – here.
What an exciting weekend of concerts! And the first of many as we jump into the 2017-2018 concert season!!