SMCO Composer Project 2017

07 Sep 2016 10:45

PictureThe SMCO Composer Project is a collaboration between St Matthews Chamber Orchestra, the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) and SOUNZ.

The aim is to encourage New Zealand composers at all career stages to write high quality works for non-professional orchestras.

The selected works will be workshopped by the SMCO in March 2017 and performed in a concert at St. Matthew-in-the-City in Auckland on 30 July 2017.

Michael Joel, SMCO Musical Director, is an enthusiastic supporter of new composition and will be conducting the final concert and the preceding rehearsals. He was involved with the project also last year. The workshops in March will be conducted by Tim Carpenter.

Call for Scores
SOUNZ is calling for scores from New Zealand based composers.

For more information see here.

Download the application form here.

Application deadline: 5pm Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Last year the following works were chosen by a panel consisting of representatives of the SMCO and CANZ:
  Callum Blackmore: Three vignettes for orchestra
  David Hamilton: Solar Phoenix
  Andrew McMillian: In the shadow of the dark moon
  Denzel Panama: Time in Paradise
  Alex Taylor: silk/gravel





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