League of American Orchestras Launches Unprecedented 30-Orchestra Consortium, Commissions New Works by Six Women Composers
New Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program will effect change on stages nationwide through multiple premieres and performances taking place from 2022-23 season through 2024-25
Generating an infusion of new music by women on orchestra stages over the next several seasons, the League of American Orchestras will commission orchestral works from six women composers and form a consortium of thirty U.S. orchestras to perform the works across the country (five orchestras will be paired with each composer). In addition to introducing important new works into the orchestral repertoire, the program will deeply embed mentoring, networking, career development, and community engagement opportunities for the composers. The new Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program is an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.