Young composers get exposure in Sarasota Orchestra’s ‘EarShot’ concert

Herald Tribune .com   March 9, 2019

Orchestra performs a concert of emerging work and a chamber program by mentor composers

Studying composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, Kitty Xiao doesn’t have much opportunity to hear her own orchestral music performed the way she intended. Next weekend, she’ll have the rare chance when the Sarasota Orchestra performs her piece “Ink and Wash” as part of the “EarShot” concert program, which features the work of four young composers.

…..In Sarasota, Beaser’s own work will be be heard in a chamber concert to be presented at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, featuring pieces by composers Laura Karpman, Chinary Ung and Marc Dancigers, an assistant professor of digital media and music at New College of Florida.

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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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