Last week, 7 trailblazing young composers came to Orchestra Hall for our annual Composer Institute—a whirlwind week of education and collaboration culminating in a performance of their works on Friday night! Photos by Greg Helgeson.
From left to right: Tonia Ko, Phil Taylor, Judy Bozone, Michael Boyman, Conrad Winslow, Katherine Balch, Michael-Thomas Fuomai
The evening's host, Fred Child (right), interviews composer Phil Taylor about the world-premiere of his piece Chiaroscuro.
The Minnesota Orchestra acknowledging a composer.
Judy Bozone discusses her piece, Spilled Orange.
Katherine Balch discusses her piece, Leaf Catalogue
Music Director Osmo Vänskä applauds a young composer.
Conrad Winslow introduces his composition, The Old Motion Parade.
Osmo Vänskä conducts a piece by a young composer.
Composer Tonia Ko describes her piece, Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide.
Michael Boyman talks with Fred Child about his piece, Tightrope Walker.
Michael-Thomas Fuomai talks about his piece Music From the Castle of Heaven, a world premiere.
Maestro Vänskä joins Kevin Puts, Director of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, and the 7 composers for a post-concert Q & A.
Osmo Vänskä responds to a fan's question.
Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Director Kevin Puts leads the young composers through the program.
Katherine Balch responds to a question.