Composers Now 2022 Festival Opening Event featuring New Thread Quartet

Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Composers Now 2022 Festival Opening Event

An Evening of Composers and Music
Streamed Safely to Your Home

Thursday, January 27, 7:00 PM EST
Featuring the Composers Now First Commission Award by Ebun Oguntola, performed by the New Thread Quartet.

Hosted by Founding Artistic Director Tania León, the January 27 event kicks off the 12th annual month-long festival with a diverse program and the annual Composers Now Visionary Award – presented, this year, to David Del Tredici and Mary D. Watkins. Given annually at the opening event of the festival, the award recognizes members of the arts community who, through their own creative practice and advocacy for others, have made a profound, positive and lasting impact in our culture.

The recipient of the 2022 Composers Now First Commission Award is Ebun Oguntola. Ebun is a 16-year-old contemporary classical composer, violinist, pianist and saxophonist living in upstate New York. Her music was brought to the attention of Composers Now by the founders of Luna Composition Lab, Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid. With mentorship from composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers,  Ebun will create a chamber work that will receive its world premiere as part of the Opening Event of the 2022 Composers Now Festival.

This event will be livestreamed. Tickets ($15) are on sale HERE
For more information, visit the Composers Now Event Page

This commissioning initiative is made possible through the generosity of Composers Now board member and composer Michael Minard.
Posted on January 7, 2022 by erin

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