By Elaine Schmidt
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 10, 2013
If you think writing a piece of music for a full symphony orchestra is a tough task, you should try finding an orchestra to play that piece.
Five young composers, chosen from among 90 applicants, were in Milwaukee for the rare opportunity of hearing their works performed for an audience by a professional orchestra Saturday evening.
The Composer's Institute concert took place thanks to a partnership between the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the American Composers Forum. The free concert, given in the Zelazo Center on the UWM campus, featured MSO associate conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong leading the orchestra through polished, committed, dynamic performances of five new works. The five composers introduced their works...
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