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Composers Now announces Year II of Cheswatyr Commissions

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Monday, October 2, 2023 - 6 pm
The Forum @ Columbia University
605 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027


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In year two of Cheswatyr Commissions, Composers Now will present the world premiere of Alyssa Regent's "The Island Before Open Water" (2023), which will be performed by the Harlem Chamber Players.

Bora Yoon served as the composer mentor for Ms. Regent and will perform her own music and a piece by Meredith Monk. Complementing these works will be chamber music by Missy Mazzoli and Julia Wolfe, also performed by the Harlem Chamber Players.

Alyssa Regent Bora Yoon

Announcing the Fall 2023 Collaborative Creative Residency

Composers Now is pleased to announce that composer/conductor/educator Whitney George has been awarded the Fall 2023 Creative Residency at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brother Fund. This is a two-week residency during which Ms. George will collaborate with pianist/composer/curator Shih-Yang Lee courtesy of the Asian Cultural Council.

Whitney George Shih-Yang Lee

Composers Now expresses its gratitude to The Mellon Foundation, the nation's largest supporter of the arts and humanities, for its recognition of our organization with a significant grant.

"Since 1969, the Foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and the arts are essential to human understanding.  The Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom that can be found there. Through our grants we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive." Learn more at