Guest blogger: Dianne Donovan, KMFA-FM announcer and producer of KMFA’s program, Classical Austin
I had the great honor of introducing the Texas Young Composers Concert last Thursday evening, a presentation of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Long Center For the Performing Arts.
Frankly, I was astonished at the level of polish, maturity and creativity in the pieces, all of which were written by teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds an influences. One could feel the anticipation in the air before each composition was performed by the Austin Symphony under the careful baton of Maestro Peter Bay. This is something these young artists and the audience won’t soon forget. Kudos to A.S.O. Executive Director, Anthony Corroa, for his vision on this project and thanks to the ASO board and The Long Center for the Performing Arts for recognizing young talent, and for understanding this talent needs nurturing.
Throughout the evening’s performance, Buckalew Media provided brief video interviews with each of the young composers, and if you missed the concert, we are happy to share a few of them with you now. These young artists revealed themselves to be articulate and insightful beyond their years!
~posted by Dianne Donovan, KMFA announcer and producer of Classical Austin
I really enjoyed the concert and hope to enter my pice next year!