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Idaho State-Civic Symphony One of 30 Orchestras Selected to Join League of American Orchestras’ New Consortium

October 20, 2022

Idaho State-Civic Symphony is one of 30 orchestras taking part in the League of American Orchestras’ Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program. 

The unprecedented national consortium ensures that new works by women composers, each commissioned by the League, will be infused in orchestra seasons to come, with multiple performances throughout the country.

The consortium’s initial six lead orchestra-composer pairings were previously announced, with more than 80 orchestras applying for the additional 24 spots. The new consortium includes orchestras from 19 U.S. states and Canada.

Idaho State-Civic Symphony will partner with composer Sarah Gibson for a performance of her new work in the 2023-24 season.

“I am thrilled that the Idaho State-Civic Symphony has been selected to participate in the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program through the League of American Orchestras,” said Idaho State Civic Symphony Conductor, Dr. Nell Flanders, regarding this exciting opportunity says, We look forward to welcoming the dynamic young American composer Sarah Gibson to Pocatello next season. In addition to performing a fresh new work of orchestral music, we’ll get to know Sarah and her music through her participation in rehearsals and speaking engagements with the ISCS audience and in the community.”

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program is an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The program seeks to increase the programming of works by women and nonbinary composers on orchestra stages.


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