Channel for pitching programming to smaller market orchestras?
February 16, 2021 4:01 PM   Subscribe

Is there a central “marketplace” where orchestras from small to medium-size markets go in search of new and unusual material to build into their programs? If you had a twenty-minute piece for small orchestra and solo voice, where would you go to pitch it?
posted by John Borrowman to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I would check out the League of American Orchestras website, specifically the Earshot section.
posted by mefireader at 4:31 PM on February 16, 2021

Best answer: How about looking into Chamber Music orchestras? I think they often have more adventurous audiences and are more interested in newer work. They are often interested in solo artists accompanied by their orchestras, whether singers or instrumentalists.
posted by citygirl at 4:36 PM on February 16, 2021

Best answer: You don't happen to be in Minnesota, do you?
posted by shadygrove at 4:45 PM on February 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

Best answer: From my conductor boyfriend who regularly premieres new works:


Facebook has a private group called Passion for Conducting.

For women composers, try which is the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy group.
posted by hollisimo at 7:34 PM on February 16, 2021

Response by poster: WOW!!! As always, MeFi is the bomb!
posted by John Borrowman at 12:59 PM on February 17, 2021 [1 favorite]

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