New Works Project

New Works Project


Bravo’s flagship venture for the 30th season is the creation of the New Works Fund with a mission to nurture the creation of new music by today’s most innovative composers, and also to present the incredible wealth of venerated music by the leading composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This season, Bravo! commissioned five world premieres—four works for orchestra and one for chamber. 

2017 New Works


Edgar Meyer: Overture for Violin and Orchestra

June 22 | Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Equally at home in the worlds of bluegrass and classical, Meyers music is brimming with foot-tapping energy that is both folksy and stunningly virtuosic.

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Roberto Sierra: Dos piezas para orquesta

June 30 | Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Puerto Rican-born composer Roberto Sierra’s lively and idiosyncratic music infuses vibrant Latino eruptions into time-honored classical forms.

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Guillaume Connesson: Le Tombeau des Regrets

July 9 | The Philadelphia Orchestra
Connesson brings together an imaginatively diverse range of influences, and Gramophone magazine noted, his “retro, razzle-dazzle eclecticism knows no bounds.”

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Julia Adolphe: White Stone

July 26 | New York Philharmonic
White Stone is the second work that Adolphe has been commissioned to write for the New York Phil. Her music is thoughtful, sophisticated, and full of complex layers, yet infused with a luminous clarity.

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David Ludwig: Pangaea for Piano and Strings

August 3 | Classically Uncorked
“Ludwig orchestrates with the skill and sophistication of a Ravel, and generates the power and thrills of a John Williams adventure film score.” – Fanfare Magazine

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