Virginia B. Toulmin Commission by Sarah Gibson with Idaho State Civic Symphony

2.23.2025 7:30 PM

February 22–23, 2025

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Virginia B. Toulmin Commission Concert

Sarah Gibson, to make this mountain taller

Idaho State Civic Symphony


The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program for women composers is an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Selected composers are previous participants in ACO's EarShot Readings.

The League and ACO have established two 30-orchestra consortiums, each supporting commissions by six women and nonbinary EarShot alumni. Each composer writes a 6–8 minute orchestral work and develops an educational or community-focused program presented in partnership with each orchestra. In the 2024-25 season, 10 composers have their works performed by 15 orchestras across the U.S.

to make this mountain taller was commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.