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September 7, 2008 11:00PM • Michael Fowler Centre

2008 NZSO/Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards


This will be the fourth annual NZSO/Todd Young Composer Awards with the orchestra once again conducted by "Hamish McKeich": .

Eleven young New Zealand composers will have their works rehearsed and recorded for CD by the NZSO. At the conclusion two Todd Corporation Prizes will be awarded. "Ross Harris": will mentor the composers in preparation for their work’s performance. Readings sessions are open to observers: contact Roger Smith NZSO Education Programme Manager or phone: 04 801 3831 for programme details. The composers will also have workshop sessions with percussionists Laurence Reese and Leonard Sakofsky and with Robert Weeks (bassoon).

The composers and works selected this year are:

June Dams (Hamilton) Homeostasis – An Endless Sad Dance of Life and Death
Lizzie Dobson (Hamilton) Ricercare di Vita
Hannah Gilmour (Hamilton) Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?
Ajita Goh (Auckland) Reflection
"Alexandra Hay": (Wellington) Bellum Nocturnis
"Pieta Hextall": (Wellington) Impetus
Katie Johnson (Hamilton) Prelude to the Unspoken
Joanie Chung Yee Lee (Christchurch) Drum Dancers
"Robin Toan":/contributor/composer/1262 (Auckland) Aquarium and Puppets – Postcards from Barcelona
"Ryan Youens": (North Shore City) Somnium
Umar Zakaria (Christchurch) Dreams of Power

CDs of the "2005, 2006 and 2007 NZSO-Todd Young Composers Awards": are available through the SOUNZ Library to Library Members.

Start time

September 7, 2008 11:00PM


Michael Fowler Centre


Contact Roger Smith NZSO Education Programme Manager or phone: 04 801 3831