Lowell Chamber Orchestra partners with Universal Edition Classical Music Publishing

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra and Universal Edition have teamed up to give composers an unusual opportunity to promote their works on paper. The orchestra recently launched its second call for scores to stimulate the creation of new works for chamber orchestra. As with the very successful first call for scores, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will select a work to perform in its fourth season. However, this time, in conjunction with Universal Edition, the winning composer will also win a way to publish their work with Universal Edition through their scodo web tool for one year – a value of approximately €600.

Six finalists will win a voucher with which to publish a limited number of works through Universal. Scores submitted through scodo can be obtained immediately through the Universal Edition website. Composers keep the vast majority of rental fees. “We are very pleased with this new cooperation between the LCO and Universal Edition,” says LCO Music Director Orlando Cela. “The orchestra provides a professional quality audio and video performance for the composer to promote his work, so it’s a perfect companion for Universal Edition to promote the printed score as well.” The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is Lowell’s first and only professional orchestra. LCO provides the Merrimack Valley region with an ensemble that presents top-notch music from all styles and eras, completely free to the general public.

Now in its third season, the LCO has presented concerts that encompass an established orchestral repertoire as well as multimedia works, stage works, lecture-presentations and chamber music. As part of its mission to promote, preserve and educate, the repertoire includes works from the Baroque to current commissions. The LCO has featured more than a dozen local and world premieres from Anna Clyne, Dana Kaufman, Brian Raphael Nabors, José Luis Elizondo, Anthony R. Green, Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Jeremy Gill and many more.

The deadline for submission to the call for scores is Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Find out more at: https://lowellchamberorchestra.org/

Comments are closed.