On March 1, North Carolina’s Charlotte Symphony will present readings of new works by three emerging composers: Niloufar Iravani’s Fantasy, Jihyun Kim’s At Dawn, and Felipe Nieto’s Artesania Sonora. Charlotte Symphony Assistant Conductor Christopher James Lees will conduct the readings, which are co-presented with EarShot, a partnership between American Composers Orchestra, League of American Orchestras, American Composers Forum, and New Music USA that enables connections between orchestras and emerging composers. The Charlotte Symphony’s readings of the works are the culmination of a series of private readings, feedback sessions, and work with EarShot mentor composers Trevor Weston, Wang Jie, and Robert Beaser. Niloufar Iravani (b. 1990) composes acoustic and electroacoustic music. She received her bachelor of music in piano performance and master of music in composition from University of Tehran, Iran. Jihyun Kim (b. 1988) was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1988. Studying composition with Shinuh Lee, she graduated from Seoul National University with a bachelor of music and earned a master’s degree in composition. Later, she graduated with a master of music from Indiana University. Originally from Bogota (Colombia), Felipe Nieto (b. 1988) holds a bachelor of music in composition from Oklahoma City University and a master of music in composition from Ithaca College.

Posted February 27, 2018