Tuesdays 1, 8, 15 September, 7.30pm
Paul Terracini: Conductor
Jessica Wells: Mentor
Audience welcome to attend for free
The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) offers the opportunity in 2020 for three emerging composers to develop their experience in orchestral composition by writing a work for the KPO, a community orchestra based in Sydney’s north. KPO will provide mentoring from composer Jessica Wells and allocate three calls towards rehearsal, experimentation and a workshop performance of the three works. KPO provides this opportunity for composers to hear their works with a live orchestra and to try out related or alternative orchestral instrumentation, couplings, registers, dynamics – that is, to experiment within the limitations and practicalities of working with a community orchestra.
KPO’s objectives in providing this opportunity are to develop the experience of emerging composers in writing for orchestra and also to develop composers’ understanding of writing works suited to community orchestras, and indeed to encourage composers to explore the creative potential of writing quality works for this medium. KPO has a policy of regularly including Australian and contemporary works in its programs, and has run this program for over 10 years.
The KPO will be conducted by Artistic Director, Paul Terracini
Expressions of interest are sought from composers by Friday 14 February 2020.
For details on applications and the workshops, see this document