Rapido! National Finals Concert

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Rapido! National Finals Concert
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Rapido! National Finals Concert says
The first half of this concert event will feature Robert Spano on piano, performing his own composition, "earthsongs"!

Afterwards, ACP will proudly present the climax of the 2015 National Rapido! 14-Day Composition Contest!!

The winning composers from each of the five October/November regional competitions - in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Francisco – will journey to Atlanta for this exciting national finale!

Each regional winning composition will be performed and the distinguished judges, headed by ASO Music Director Robert Spano, will choose one winner to receive the National First Prize Commission.

Southwest Finalist: MARK BULLER
Southeast Finalist: PETER VAN ZANDT LANE
West Coast Finalist: KENNETH LIM
Midwest Finalist: KEVIN EPPICH
Northeast Finalist: LOUIS CRUZ

During the 2016-2017 season, this commissioned work will receive premiere performances in Atlanta (Atlanta Chamber Players), Boston (Boston Musica Viva), Dallas (Voices of Change), Detroit (Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings), and San Francisco (Left Coast Ensemble) by the partnering Rapido! ensembles. The Audience Favorite Prize, chosen through national voting on YouTube, will also be awarded.

Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Ted Gurch, clarinet
With Special Guest: Robert Spano, piano

National Judges:
Robert Spano, composer & ASO Music Director
Michael Gandolfi, composer & Composition Chair at NEC
Libby Larsen, composer & co-founder of American Composer's Forum
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By: Atlanta Chamber Players