Hope Wechkin and Washington Composers Forum present a call for scores for soprano and violin (one performer). Chosen music will be performed on a concert in Seattle with date TBA.
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Hope Wechkin is best known to Seattle audiences for innovative and virtuosic pairings of the voice and violin. Her recent show Charisma featured such a pairing, and was presented at ACT Theatre. A well-known interpreter of contemporary vocal literature, she has premiered many works by Northwest composers and is the soprano soloist with Affinity. In 2006 she performed George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children for Seattle Symphony's Made in America festival, and she has appeared with the Contemporary Opera Lab in Winnipeg, Canada. She has also appeared as a soloist with The Esoterics, the Pacific Chamber Ensemble, the Northwest Chorale, and others. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Ms. Wechkin has studied with Thomasa Eckert, Marianne Weltmann, and Nancy Zylstra in Seattle, and with Josephine Mongiardo in New York.
ELIGIBILITY The call is open to the general public.
SUBMISSION Composers may submit multiple scores for soprano and violin (one performer). Scores may be of any duration. Previously performed works are welcome, but the performance history of the work must be included. The performer will adjudicate the call, and may choose not to perform any of the submissions. Submission packets must be received by May 4, 2009 and contain the following: 1) Performing score(s). Duration and page numbers must be clearly indicated. Scores must be marked with a pseudonym. 2) Contact information envelope containing name, address, phone number, email address and pseudonym. To have materials returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
If the submission is expedited, please do not require a signature for delivery. Otherwise, the submission may be held up.
For more information contact WCF.
Send submissions to: Soprano and Violin Submissions
Washington Composers Forum
6114 12th Avenue NE Seattle WA 98115-6704 USA
The Esoterics announces 2009-2010 POLYPHONOS Competition (Reminder)
The purpose of The Esoterics' POLYPHONOS is to encourage today's choral composers to broaden the scope of the a cappella choral repertory by setting sacred and poetical texts found beyond the Western classical canon in order to create a repertoire of choral concert music that reflects the universal beauty and power of unaccompanied voices joined in song.
There will be up to three POLYPHONOS awards, and each winning composer will receive a commission from The Esoterics to plan and compose a new choral work that will be premiered by the ensemble in 2010. In addition to this commission, each of the winning composers will receive $1000 US plus airfare and accommodations to attend the Seattle premiere of their commissioned work.
All applications must be complete and received by 15 May 2009
(Less than a month away!)
The winners of The Esoterics' POLYPHONOS will be announced on 1 July 2009
For questions, please contact polyphonos@TheEsoterics.org