Karena Ingram2023 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient
Karena Ingram’s LEAGUE COMMISSION Will BE PREMIERED BY Memphis Symphony Orchestra (date TBD).
An additional four orchestras will perform the work, part of a 30-orchestra consortium performing works commissioned by the the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program for women composers, an initiative of the League of American Orchestras in partnership with the American Composers Orchestra.
Karena Ingram is a composer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Beginning her career after graduating the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2016 with a degree in music composition, her chamber ensemble and symphonic works have been performed regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and in television and video games. Most recently, she has been commissioned by the UMBC Ruckus ensemble (2023), Baltimore CenterStage’s production Life is a Dream (2023), and the American Composers Orchestra as a part of their Connecting ACO Community virtual series (2022). Described as “…stunning” and “… beautiful musical depictions of nature…” (Symphony Number One), Ingram’s music is reputable for its imaginative use of color and textural exploration.
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