The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents ASCAP Young Composer Awards Concert

The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents ASCAP Young Composer Awards Concert

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present Morton Gould/ASCAP Young Composer Award Recipients and 80th Birthday Celebrations Concert, the first event of their 2018-19 concert season on Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM at Advent Lutheran Church, Broadway at 93rd St. New York, NY.

With the generous support of the ASCAP Foundation, NYVS has commissioned 50 winners of this award over the last six years. This concert presents numbers 41-45. These recent ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award winners are Natalie Dietterich, Chen Yihan, Wang Lu, Simon Frisch and Nina Shekhar. Many of today's leading composers are previous recipients of this award.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary six years ago, The New York Virtuoso commissioned 25 composers to write short pieces for them. Five of these, plus another by the late Katherine Hoover, will be performed on this concert to celebrate all six of the composers' 80th birthdays in 2018. The composers are William Bolcom, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Hoover, Joan Tower, and Charles Wuorinen.

Maestro Rosenbaum will host a pre-concert discussion with the composers at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students, available at

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 More about the Virtuoso Singers at Join their Facebook page at

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.

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