A Bountiful Fall Season Harvest of New ASCAP Foundation Choral Commissions

October 31, 2017

On October 29th, a fully attentive and engaged audience was treated to a fourth ASCAP Foundation-sponsored concert of new choral music at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This makes for a total of 40 composers who have contributed to this path-breaking commissioning project, guided from the start by highly acclaimed conductor Harold Rosenbaum, together with support from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Under the noteworthy leadership of eminent conductor Harold Rosenbaum, and his renowned New York Virtuoso Singers, an appreciative audience was presented yet another dynamic set of world premieres, an array of original choral works composed by another 10 former recipients of ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. On board with this latest round of commissions were the following composers: Daniel Allas, Trevor Bumgarner, Therese-Marie Chaix, Ryan Chase, Max Grafe, David Mettens, Ali Can Puskulcu, Daniel Schlosberg, Andrew Stock, and Shen Yiwen.

Also adding luster to this Sunday afternoon concert was the Canticum Novum Youth Choir, directed by Edie Rosenbaum.

The Morton Gould Young Composer Awards honors late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP Foundation President Morton Gould’s lifelong commitment to supporting young creators. Open to composers of original classical concert music, it encourages young composers in the earliest stages of their careers. Many of today’s great composers won this award in their youth. This concert was made possible, in part, by The ASCAP Foundation.

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