Ten Compositions by ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award Recipients To Premiere on May 20 Under the Direction of Harold Rosenbaum with the New York Virtuoso Singers

May 10, 2017

Also featuring The Canticum Novum Youth Choir, Edie Rosenbaum, Director, Emily Bear, piano and Cameron O’Connor, guitar

NEW YORK, May 11th, 2017 -- The ASCAP Foundation proudly announces an upcoming concert of choral works commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers. The Saturday, May 20th concert will be held at 8PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, located at 552 West End Avenue and 87th Street in New York City. The commissions are made possible by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The Saturday evening concert will consist of 10 world premieres by 10 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients. Each composer received generous mentorship from Dr. Rosenbaum throughout the commissioning process. The following composers’ new works will receive first performances:

Anahita Abbasi www.schallfeldensemble.com/en/anahita-abbasi
Emily Bear mlebear.com/me
David Biedenbender www.davidbiedenbender.com
Will Cooper williamdavidcooper.com
Elizabeth Kelly www.elizabethakelly.com/index.html
Emily Koh emilykoh.net
Michael Lee www.michaelleecomposer.com
Alexander Liebermann www.alexanderliebermann.com
Jared Miller jaredmillermusic.wordpress.com
Eric Nathan www.ericnathanmusic.com

Further information may be found at the following links:

Tickets for the Saturday, May 20th, 8PM Concert:
www.ascap.com/news-events/articles/2017/04/harold-rosenbaum-concert

The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards:
www.ascap.com/music-career/support/#gould

Harold Rosenbaum:
http://haroldrosenbaum.com/about.shtml

The New York Virtuoso Singers:
nyvirtuoso.org/

About The ASCAP Foundation
Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education, talent development and humanitarian programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach initiatives and programs to improve the physical and spiritual well-being of people through music. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by music lovers throughout the United States.   
www.ascapfoundation.org

Contact: Cathy Halgas Nevins
212-621-8414
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