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5th Anniversary Season Announced: 5 Commissions by Southern California Composers and more Regional, National, and World Premieres
Irvine, CA—The year 2017 marks the fifth anniversary season for Choral Arts Initiative. To celebrate this significant milestone, Choral Arts Initiative has commissioned five Southern California composers: Saunder Choi, Jeffrey Derus, Luke Flynn, David V. Montoya, and Joshua Himes. The commission by Himes will be premiered during their April 22-23, 2017 performances with the remaining four works premiering during their July 15-16, 2017 performances. In addition to premiering five commissions, long-time composer-collaborator Dale Trumbore has gifted a new composition to also be premiered in 2017 titled “Perhaps.”
As is usual for Choral Arts Initiative, additional regional, national, and world premieres by Will Todd, Kile Smith, Christina Whitten Thomas, Corey Rubin, and more will also be performed throughout their 5th Anniversary Season.
Lorraine Joy Welling