We see commissioning, performing and recording of new works essential to the vibrancy of our own community and as a contribution to the international community at large. For this reason we are engaged with composers, chamber music ensembles, orchestras and soloists in pursuing new avenues of expression. Art matters; innovation matters; reaching across cultures, nationalities and generational norms matters. Creativity knows no bounds. We are here to give it impetus and voice.
POLAND Commissions of new works by contemporary Polish composers (selection to be announced by May 30). The projects are done in collaboration with the POLMIC/Polish Ministry of Culture and Polish Cultural Centers in Warsaw and the United States. Performances anticipated during the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons in Oregon, Washington, Poland and Central Europe.
ENGLAND Collaboration with London Sinfonietta on a commission, recording and a European tour of recent works by contemporary composers. Projects scheduled for January of 2020 and summer of 2021.
BRAZIL Commission of Sinfonia Concertante for clarinet, viola, cello and orchestra by the Brazilian composer Samuel Krähenbühl. World premiere scheduled for OMF Summer Edition 2020 with repeated performances in Brazil.
USA Commission of a new concerto for sextet and orchestra in collaboration with the contemporary ensemble Eighth Blackbird and the international composer collective Kinds of Kings. The piece is scheduled to be performed in 2021 in Portland and Seattle as a part of a two-year residency planned with Eighth Blackbird.
ITALY Co-commission with Israel Sinfonietta, Love Songs from Isaiahby Italian composer Christian Carrara (scored for soprano and orchestra). Projected US premiere to take place in 2021 at the OMF Fall Edition.