Although New York City offers an unparalleled array of chamber music concerts throughout the year,

there remains a limited number of opportunities to experience new music through the richness of the orchestra and large ensembles.

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ENSEMBLE & COMPOSERS

The Orchestra of the League of Composers presented its debut concert at Miller Theatre six years ago, on June 10, 2009, in a program of music by Elliott Carter, Christopher Dietz, Julia Wolfe, Charles Wuorinen, and Alvin Singleton, conducted by Louis Karchin. Since its founding, the orchestra has commissioned and premiered ten new works, by Alvin Singleton, Jason Treuting, Missy Mazzoli, Arthur Krieger, David Rakowski, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Keith Fitch, Wang Jie, Suzanne Farrin and Morris Rosenzweig and presented six New York, three American and eleven World Premieres.

 
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Concerts & Outreach

Although New York City offers an unparalleled array of chamber music concerts throughout the year, there remains a limited number of opportunities to experience new music through the richness of the orchestra. The orchestral works of established living composers are rarely performed, and the works of emerging composers are performed even less. To fill this void, we created the Orchestra of the League of Composers by expanding the Chamber Players of the League/ISCM. At the same time, the League continues to co-sponsor various performers and ensembles during its concert season.

 
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Composers' Competition

The League of Composers/ISCM sponsors an annual composers competition. The prize: $750 and a New York City performance, possible nomination to the next World Music Days.