Future Classics: Emerging Composers Spotlight

Future Classics: Emerging Composers Spotlight

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.

Composer Institute Composers
From left to right: Tonia Ko, Phil Taylor, Judy Bozone, Michael Boyman, Conrad Winslow, Katherine Balch, Michael-Thomas Fuomai

Phil Taylor & Fred Child
The evening's host, Fred Child (right), interviews composer Phil Taylor about the world-premiere of his piece Chiaroscuro.

Minnesota Orchestra
The Minnesota Orchestra acknowledging a composer.

Minnesota Orchestra
Judy Bozone discusses her piece, Spilled Orange. 

Katherine Balch & Fred Child
Katherine Balch discusses her piece, Leaf Catalogue

Osmo applauding
Music Director Osmo Vänskä applauds a young composer.

Conrad Winslow & Fred Child
Conrad Winslow introduces his composition, The Old Motion Parade.

Osmo Conducting
Osmo Vänskä conducts a piece by a young composer.

Tonia Ko
Composer Tonia Ko describes her piece, Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide.

Michael Boyman
Michael Boyman talks with Fred Child about his piece, Tightrope Walker.

Michael-Thomas Fuomai
Michael-Thomas Fuomai talks about his piece Music From the Castle of Heaven, a world premiere.

Composer Institute Q&A
Maestro Vänskä joins Kevin Puts, Director of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, and the 7 composers for a post-concert Q & A.

Tonia Ko
Tonia Ko

Osmo Vänskä
Osmo Vänskä responds to a fan's question.

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Director Kevin Puts
Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Director Kevin Puts leads the young composers through the program.

Katherine Balch
Katherine Balch responds to a question.

Osmo Vänskä
Osmo Vänskä

Composer Q&A.
Composer Q&A

Frank Merchlewitz