Symphony solicits composers’ works

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra seeks composers to submit new works for its annual Reading Session.

To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and in the early stages of their careers. As part of an ongoing partnership, submissions from the West Virginia University will continue to be accepted.

Previous participants may not reapply and submitted works must not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra previously. Only one work per composer will be considered.

Submissions will be evaluated by 2013-2014 Year of Pittsburgh Composers adviser David Stock and read by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin March 15.

Following the session, which is free and open to the public, composers will receive feedback from a panel including Stock, Slatkin and the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians.