Composers’ Day, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

October 11, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra invites composers to submit scores, a selection of which will be performed by the full BSO and Kokoro (BSO contemporary music group) in workshops led by Colin Matthews at the BSO’s Composers’ Day on Saturday 28 February 2015.

Following the success of the first Composers’ Day in 2013 with James MacMillan, the BSO is delighted to welcome Colin Matthews as the lead composer for the 2015 event, along with BSO guest conductors and composers. The BSO has a long history of championing new music and is opening the doors of the Lighthouse in Poole once again for a full day of workshops. Full workshop details available by end of October 2014.

Orchestral Scores
We invite original scores of up to 8 minutes duration for:
orchestral forces, up to a maximum size of: 3333 4331 T 2perc harp and strings

Ensemble Scores
We invite original scores of up to 5 minutes duration for the following forces:
1 violin, 1 cello, 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 percussion player and 1 piano – this being the core forces of Kokoro

Please send a printed copy of your score by 1700 on Monday 24 November 2014, together with a covering letter, including your name, street and email addresses, telephone number, and CV to:

Lucy Beech
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
2 Seldown Lane
BH15 1UF

All scores must be unpublished
Please include a stamped address envelope if you would like us to return your score
Only one symphonic and one ensemble submission per composer

The selection panel will be led by Colin Matthews and the decision of the panel will be final.

Monday 24 November 2014: Closing date for receipt of scores
Wednesday 17 December 2014: Chosen scores will be announced
Early January 2015: Selected composers will be asked to submit a ‘Sibelius’ file, from which the BSO library will create the parts. We can offer advice on how to get access to ‘Sibelius’ if necessary.

If you have any queries or questions, please email