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ASO to Premiere Nine News Works By Texas Teens

March 23, 2012
  • Who: The Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • What: 2nd Annual Texas Young Composers Concert
  • When: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dell Hall - Long Center for the Performing Arts - 701 W. Riverside Dr.
  • Cost: $8 - General Seating
  • Contact: Don Hill, Director of Public Relations - (512) 476-6064

The Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Long Center for the Performing Arts announce the 2nd annual Texas Young Composers Concert. This special concert will take place on Thursday, April 26th and will present the world premiere of nine new orchestral works composed by Texas students age 18 and younger.

Compositions were chosen from 26 entries to the Austin Symphony’s annual Young Composers Competition held this past Fall. Two of the compositions submitted were premiered during the ASO’s High School Concerts Tour this past January.

Winning composers chosen to have their pieces premiered by the Austin Symphony on April 26th include:
Jocelyn Chambers, Homeschooled, Austin
Jared Beu, McNeil High School, Round Rock
Wells Leng, Westwood High School, Round Rock
Brennan Anderson, LBJ Liberal Arts & Science Academy, Austin
Brandon Maahs, Colleyville Heritage High School, Colleyville
Jack Roberts, Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio
Garrett Tatum, Kingwood High School, Kingwood
Behnam Arzaghi, Lubbock High School, Lubbock
Trevor Villwock, McCallum High School, Austin

“This competition and concert series is a new initiative of the ASO,” stated ASO Education Director Diana Eblen. “This concert will premiere the top nine entries and is a wonderful addition to the ASO Education programs. It is very difficult for young composers to have their composition played by a professional orchestra. Many orchestras are not willing to take a chance on the new works and the young composers. It is our hope that the ASO’s Young Composers Competition and Texas Young Composers Concert will continue to encourage young Texas composers and nurture future masterpieces.”

The AT&T Foundation and the Austin Community Foundation are proud supporters of the Texas Young Composers Concert.

Tickets for the Texas Young Composers Concert are available at the Austin Symphony Box Office, (512) 476-6064, or the Long Center Box Office, (512) 474-LONG. General Admission seats are $8.