New York Virtuoso Singers to Present ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Concert
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Concert, the first event of their 2017-18 concert season on Sunday, October 29 @ 3:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue, New York, NY.
Repertoire will include World Premieres of 10 Commissions by recent ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award winners Daniel Allas, Trevor Bumgarner, Therese Marie Chaix, Ryan Chase, Max Grafe, David Mettens, Ali Can Puskulcu, Daniel Schlosberg, Andrew Stock, and Shen Yiwen. Many of today's leading composers are previous recipients of this award. More about the concert at nyvirtuoso.org/season.html.
This Award honors the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP Foundation President Morton Gould's lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators. Open to composers of original, classical concert music, it encourages developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers. More about the award and the event at www.ascap.com/news-events/articles/2017/04/harold-rosenbaum-concert.
Tickets for the October 29 concert are $25 general admission, $20 Students/Seniors. For tickets or more information, visit cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/105756/morton-gouldascap.
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on over 40 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany and Kasp. Their latest release is Virtuoso Choral Works, Volume 1: Works by Hoover, Davies and Lipten on the 4Tay label. More about the CD at www.jamesarts.com/4tay/. More about the Virtuoso Singers at www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm. Join their Facebook page at /ww.facebook.com/pages/The-New-York-Virtuoso-Singers/130509011774.
This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Irving Caesar Fund of the ASCAP Foundation.