Check out Richard Dyer's new piece in the Boston Globe. Dyer regularly turns out some of the best classical news and commentary to found in print. The issue at present concerns the combined efforts of 64 orchestras to commission a new work by Joan Tower.
"'Made in America" is a new orchestral piece by composer Joan Tower. How it came to exist is an American can-do story. The 14-minute work was co-commissioned by more than 64 American orchestras, at least one in each state, in a project coordinated by the American Symphony Orchestra League and Meet the Composer, with sponsorship from the Ford Motor Company Fund, as well as other government, corporation, and foundation support."
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