Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Music with the Masters: New Music Symposium Coverage!!

Photo: Alyssa Schukar, Omaha World-Herald
Reporter: John Pitcher, Omaha World-Herald

"The young composer briefly loses himself in the music.

Clint Needham is at the Holland Performing Arts Center, listening to the Omaha Symphony rehearse his latest piece. He's intensely in the moment, tapping his feet, waving his arms like a conductor. Then an errant sound brings him back to earth.

“I'd like the violins to be more aggressive,” says the 28-year-old composer. “Keep applying pressure.”

Needham is one of six developing composers from around the country who have arrived in Omaha for the symphony's second annual New Music Symposium. The program gives the composers –– mostly doctoral students in their 20s –– a chance to work with a professional orchestra."

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