The American Composer's Orchestra completed readings this last weekend in NYC. Read about it from Steve Smith:
Behind the polished veneer of any orchestral premiere there lies a process of familiarization and toil, a process made unusually transparent by the American Composers Orchestra in its annual Underwood New Music Readings. The program, designed to give young composers access to an orchestra as well as crucial feedback from experienced colleagues, offers an invaluable glimpse behind the curtain, allowing audience members to witness firsthand the labor that goes into bringing new symphonic works to the stage.
Also hear from Dallas composer Xi Wang about the readings just before the concert backstage:
We previously reported about the readings here...hear new music of the 20th century and beyond every Friday night at 10pm on Alternate Routes!