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Chen Yi, UMKC Conservatory professor and composer, receives commission from Seattle Symphony

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Mission and Goals, News

Chen Yi, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance professor and composer, is one of 18 leading American composers commissioned to create a new work by the Seattle Symphony. The compositions of the 18 composers will be part of the Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions project and will be featured during the Symphony’s 2010-11 season in honor of director Gerard Schwartz. Chen Yi, who is the Lorena Searcy Cravens/ Millsap/ Missouri Distinguished Professor of Composition, and the other 17 composers have long-standing relationships with Maestro Schwartz.

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