A4TY (Album for the Young)
Student Composing Program
BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
A Night of World Premieres
Thalia Theater, Symphony Space
March 7, 2020, 4:30 pm & 7 pm
Featuring a New Work by Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composer-in-Residence
” And yes, they were Works of Art indeed – no kiddie recital, this! (George Crumb, move over!). ” – Jon Deak, Founder, New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program
For 16 years Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) has maintained a special focus on introducing students (ages 7-17) to composition through their A4TY (Album for the Young) Student Composing Program. The March 7th concerts will feature 39 student compositions, divided over two concerts, ranging from solo works for piano, violin or cello, to works for small chamber ensembles of strings or mixed wind, strings, brass, and percussion groups. The first concert at 4:30 pm is for the younger students while the second concert at 7 pm will represent the work of older and more advanced students. Both concerts will feature the premiere of a new commissioned work for 5 violins by composer, Pauline Kim, current 2019-20 Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composer-in-Residence
Since its inception, the A4TY program has premiered over 150 scores, commissioned 22 professional composers and presented 220 students performing new music.
Bloomingdale School of Music is proud to partner annually to host an Exploring the Metropolis ConEdison Compose-in-Residence.
To learn more about the Composer Residency programs visit: www.exploringthemetropolis.org