In the Hour of Exile
The orchestra’s first-ever Reading Session – free and open to the public – is the culmination of a nationally-open competition among young and emerging composers. Be there as these up-and-coming talents hear their pieces read by a professional orchestra for the first time and receive constructive feedback from David Alan Miller, ASO musicians, resident composers John Harbison and Stacy Garrop, and YOU, the audience!
The event represents a unique glimpse into the creation of a piece of music, and to the composers represents an ideal opportunity for personal development: to be read by a major symphony orchestra, as well as a chance to be mentored by some of the best and brightest in the field.
Elizabeth Lim from NY, NY, with her piece In the Hour of Exile
Ms. Lim is finishing up her masters at Juilliard. She’s currently studying under Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser. Most recently, she was the winner of Juilliard’s annual composers' orchestra competition.
Wang Lu, from NY, NY, with her piece Siren Song, for Orchestra
Lu is originally from Xi’an, China and is currently a doctoral candidate in Composition at Columbia. She’s also a recent recipient of an ASCAP Young Composer’s Award, and has studied under Fred Lerdahl, Tristan Murail, and Chou-Wen Chung.
Robert Honstein, from New Haven, CT, with his piece 200 OK for Orchestra
Mr. Honstein has studied at Yale and the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Composition respectively. He’s currently attending Yale, studying under Chris Theofanidis, David Lang and Martin Bresnick.