EarShot, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), and Music Director JoAnn Falletta, will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Readings at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo). On Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm at Kleinhans Hall, the public will have the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing brand new orchestral works to life, as music by the four selected composers is read by the BPO under the baton of associate conductor, Stefan Sanders. The composers to be read are: Cody Forrest, Jay Hurst, Yuan-Chen Li, and Scott Ordway
Composers will have their music rehearsed, performed, and professionally recorded for archival use. In-depth sessions with the conductor, mentor-composers, and musicians from Buffalo Philharmonic will provide guidance and feedback. Between the sessions, composers will have the opportunity to edit and adjust their works based on critical feedback. Readings include commentary and feedback from principal BPO musicians, Maestro Sanders, and mentor composers Robert Beaser, Melinda Wagner, and Rob Deemer.
Cody Forrest To See the Stars Again
Jay Hurst Still Lives
Yuan-Chen Li On Aldebaran
Scott Ordway Symphony No. 3 (excerpt)
CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS:
In addition, composers will also participate in professional development workshops and feedback sessions covering such topics as copyright, contracts and commissioning agreements; publicity and promotion; music copying, publishing and engraving; and fundraising for composers. career development workshops with leading professionals in the field will be offered on Tuesday, February 11 from 12-5pm. The workshops are free and open to the public, and will be of interest for aspiring composers, song-writers, musicians, music students, and listeners interested in an in-depth behind-the-scenes overview of the challenges, opportunities, and skills needed to advance a career as a music-maker.
The hours are 12-5 in Kleinhans Music Hall and to make a free reservation, send an email to Robin Parkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 4, 2015. A light lunch will be provided.