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Wang Lu Receives 2019 Commission from Fromm Music Foundation

Brown University Assistant Professor of Music Wang Lu is one of fifteen composers to receive a commission in 2019 from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. According to the Foundation, these commissions represent one of the principal ways that the Fromm Music Foundation seeks to strengthen composition and to bring contemporary concert music closer to the public.

(Distributed November 19, 2019)

Congratulations to BUO Concerto Competition Winners: Neil Goh, Derek Xu, and David Sacks!

The Brown University Orchestra Concerto Competition took place this past weekend. Kudos to all who participated—all contestants showed remarkable effort.

This year's winners are Neil Goh '20, Derek Xu '20, and David Sacks '22. Mr. Goh and Mr. Xu will play with the BUO on April 18-19, 2020. Mr. Sacks will play with the BUO during the 2020-21 academic year. The winners' pieces are as follows:

Neil Goh: Henri Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5

(Distributed October 9, 2019)

Concert Preview: Wang Lu's "Code Switch" (Chicago Tribune)

When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series launches its 22nd season on Oct. 7, the ensemble’s fabled brass musicians will step into spotlight.

But not precisely in the way listeners might expect.

For the world premiere of Chicago composer Wang Lu’s “Code Switch” will trumpet an unorthodox approach to music for brass.

“When I was thinking about writing this opening piece to showcase brass players primarily from the CSO, Missy said: ‘What about a fanfare?’” recalls Wang Lu, referring to Missy Mazzoli, the CSO composer-in-residence who curates MusicNOW.

(Distributed October 1, 2019)
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