EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence Doug Balliett Commissioned By BSM

David Johnston


Doug Balliett, our 2016-17 Con Edison Composer-in-Residence at Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) has been commissioned by BSM for their Student Composer Project A4TY: Album for the Young.

The A4TY Student New Music Project commissions professional composers to write new works for BSM faculty and students and has a Call for Scores from student composers in the Bloomingdale community.

The project, now in its eleventh season, was founded by Katy Luo and is currently curated by Margalit Cantor. For more information, click here.

This year the BSM Music Access Project Piano Quintet along with BSM faculty members Katie Copland, voice, and Eric Phinney, percussion, will premiere Mr. Balliett’s new work, performed at both concerts. Doug’s work, “Vassar College, 1918,” is set to a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

“EtM is thrilled to see this commissioning partnership between Bloomingdale and Doug Balliett,” said David Johnston, Executive Director of Exploring the Metropolis. “It’s terrific to see the deepening relationship and synergy between a living composer and one of New York’s great community music schools.  We are looking forward to hearing Doug’s new work, performed by the faculty of BSM at Symphony Space in February.”

The two performances will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Space in the Thalia Theatre. You can purchase ticket to this program by clicking here!


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