"It was a bit like a reality television show called 'The Composer,' or 'Philharmonic Idol,' or perhaps just 'Survivor.'"
Thus begins The New York Times's entertaining recap of this week's EarShot new music readings — which resulted in the selection of three emerging composers to have their works premiered by the New York Philharmonic in NY PHIL BIENNIAL concerts this week.
Hear the results tonight through Saturday!
Julia Adolphe's Dark Sand, Sifting Light will be led by Music Director Alan Gilbert June 5.
Andrew McManus's Strobe will be led by Matthias Pintscher June 6.
Max Grafe's Bismuth: Variations for Orchestra will be led by Alan Gilbert June 7.
(Photo by Chris Lee: Andrew McManus (right), whose work will be premiered June 6, with mentor composer Steven Mackey during the EarShot readings)