Composers Stacy Garrop, Robin Holcomb, and Andrea Reinkemeyer will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the League of American Orchestras’ 2017 Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, which is administered by American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Reinkemeyer’s work will be premiered by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and music director Carlos Miguel Prieto on January 10, 2019, with an additional performance on January 12, 2019. Garrop’s work will be premiered by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Holcomb’s by the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) (details to be announced).
The League’s Women Composers program has been renewed for 2018, with three additional composers to be awarded commissions next year. Additionally, Championing Women Composers, a session on June 15 at the League’s National Conference in Chicago, will feature several of the past and present commission recipients, as well as leading Chicago-area women composers, discussing how the orchestra field can provide more opportunities, resources, and equity for women composers.