Composers Courtney Bryan, Cindy Cox, and Fang Man will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the 2018 Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Courtney Bryan’s work will be premiered by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto in the 2019-20 season. Cindy Cox’s work will be premiered by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in May 2020, and Fang Man’s work by the San Francisco Symphony (performance details for both to be announced). Since the inception of the Women Composers Readings and Commissions program in 2014, thirteen composers have received commissions, and five new works have been premiered, by Julia Adolphe, Melody Eötvös, Chen-Hui Jen, Andreia Pinto Correia, and Andrea Reinkemeyer. As part of the program, thirty-four women composers benefitted from career development via EarShot Readings. The Women Composers Readings and Commissions program is embedded in EarShot, an initiative of American Composers Orchestra in collaboration with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. Click here for more about the Women Composers Readings and Commissions program.
Posted March 1, 2019