Berkeley Symphony Orchestra EarShot New Music Readings

EarShot, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (BSO), and Music Director Joan Carneiro, will present the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra EarShot Under Construction New Music Readings at Osher Studios (2055 Center Street, Berkeley , CA, 94704).

2014 Berkeley ReadingsOn Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm, 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, Joana Carneiro. The composers to be read are:  Ryan Carter. Emily Cooley, Michael Laurel and Natalie Williams.

The Program:
Ryan Carter:  The Clock Behind Me
Emily Cooley:  Green Go To Me
Michael Laurello:  Promises
Natalie Williams:  Les Chants du Maldoror

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, Maestra Carneiro, and mentor composers Kenneth Ueno and Derek Bermel.

photo: Peter Gannushkin

photo: Peter Gannushkin

Derek Bermel






EarShot is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

May 2, 2015
3:00 PM
Cost: $10

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Reading 2:
May 3
, 2015
7:00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Osher Studio
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704