Three Premieres!

Orchestra 2001


Orchestra 2001 commissioned and premiered works by three composers. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec composed a new violin concerto for soloist Maria Bachmann. Guggenheim Fellow Robert Maggio created a work for chamber orchestra as a companion to Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 for a Barber centennial celebration. Pulitzer Prize winner George Crumb completed one final song for his monumental American Songbook series, which Orchestra 2001 premiered over several seasons, performed by soprano Ann Crumb with excerpts from all six American Songbooks at the Kimmel Center, Swarthmore College's Lang Concert Hall, and West Chester University.